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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 15 October 2014
Initially interesting, but could only get so far. Mark Forsyth seems full of confidence but appears to lack the underlying experience. I need to know that content is accurate (not just guessed), is reasoned, and that opinions are based on proper research, before I can take a book seriously (although, maybe this book is not meant to be taken seriously). Once I read that Mark had incorrectly identified the gas mentioned in Wilfred Owen's most famous poem, and that William Blake was dismissed was dismissed as 'a nutjob, whose opinions, in a civilised society, would be of no interest to anybody apart from his parole officer' , I lost the will to read any further. You must, of course, make up your own mind.