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Evocative description wrecked...
on 27 August 2013
...I have never felt compelled to write a review before, despite reading many excellent works and never having a problem with the Kindle, but I felt I had to warn others before they took this particular version of this work. The author manages to create what I felt was a really evocative picture of her trip up the Nile sometime in the late 1800's and I was frequently lost in that world imagining the antiquities she was describing. However, the formatting was completely poor. Footnotes were randomly inserted into the middle of paragraphs in the same size and font often disrupting the thread of the narrative and making it hard to pick up again. In addition, the reproductions of the drawings were randomly sized and spaced with some pages clearly photocopied into the format and others converted somehow. I was also disappointed to see on the final page that the copy from which they were taken had been removed from a public library!
There may be better formats and the narrative itself may be worth persisting with, but for the formatting alone this deserves zero stars (it got 2 because I was engaged with the narrative). Try out other versions before you invest.