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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reads more like a novel than a history book
Hi,
I really enjoyed this and can't believe how long ago it was written, but don't let that put you off. Try it, I'm sure you'll be hooked after the first few pages.

It's quite a short book and a VERY easy read, being written in a 'conversational style'. I'm no history buff and before reading this my British history knowledge was pretty patchy...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many sweeping opinions.
why does the author have to be aggressive with people that she disagrees with? Can't we be given the facts and form our own opinion?
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reads more like a novel than a history book, 28 Jan. 2012
Hi,
I really enjoyed this and can't believe how long ago it was written, but don't let that put you off. Try it, I'm sure you'll be hooked after the first few pages.

It's quite a short book and a VERY easy read, being written in a 'conversational style'. I'm no history buff and before reading this my British history knowledge was pretty patchy.

I hope this review will persuade others to brush up on their British history knowledge.

GO ON GIVE IT A GO, AFTERALL IT'S FREE!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many sweeping opinions., 14 July 2014
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why does the author have to be aggressive with people that she disagrees with? Can't we be given the facts and form our own opinion?
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freebie, 29 April 2012
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Excellent value.A nice short cut to history.Cuts out the boring stuff and cuts to the chase. I wish this book was available when I was doing O level at school, brings it to lifeore.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A non-PC view of history, 24 Aug. 2014
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A personal prejudiced, incisive account written around the turn of the 19th/20th centuries, an eye-opener for how history was written at that time (all about kings and queens and prime-ministers), totally non-PC from the modern viewpoint, but an interesting read nonetheless. Quite refreshing in more ways than one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's great to have these type of books available on Kindle ..., 16 Jan. 2015
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It's great to have these type of books available on Kindle as I need them as reference all the time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, 3 Dec. 2012
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really Great book, read it from cover to cover. Good value considering it was free. Very interesting book and useful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 30 Jan. 2015
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It is OK the title says "a short history" and that is what you get.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 21 Mar. 2015
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Very good comprehensive yet brief and very well written
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wales seems to have been overlooked!, 9 July 2014
How can the write up for this book call it a "concise but comprehensive history of the British Isles" if it only includes England, Scotland & Ireland? Was this written by yet another American who thought that Wales was part of England?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 July 2014
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The best "short" history I have ever read
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