A very good history of the Celts with very few faults.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Cut-Throat Celts (Horrible Histories) (Paperback)Like any history of the Celts, it has to make use of all sources, particularly because the Celts did not write much until relatively late in their history, or at least very little survives. As usual, much of the Celts' history has been written by those who took us over (Romans, Saxons, Normans) and as such should not be regarded as impartial. The clever mix of ancient legend with modern survival of custom and superstition keeps the reader's interest. My only criticism (and don't call me a whining Welshman) is that on page 126 Deary says: "They also left behind their ancestors who still live in Ireland, Scotland, Brittany (France) and Cornwall (England)" What about Wales (Wales)? Considering that Deary alludes to Wales and things Welsh throughout the book, you'd think that he'd remember to mention us at the end, especially considering that, in terms of language survival there are far more Welsh speakers than Cornish or Gaelic (Irish and Scots)and probably Breton. Apart from that a very amusing and interesting book.
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2010 07:50:42 BDT
A. REED says:
Of course it's about Wales too :) 'Also' is a much used, yet often ignored word. Some might say it's even underrated. Apart from that, I think your review is excellent!
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