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A FANTASTIC COMPANION ON A LONG JOURNEY,
This review is from: Great Tales From English History: Cheddar Man to DNA: A Treasury of True Stories of the Extraordinary People Who Made Britain Great (Paperback)
Sub titled - A Treasury of True Stories of the Extraordinary People Who Made Great Britain, this is a splendid, very reasonably priced, handy sized volume that will appeal to a wide range of readers, including those with only the slightest interest in history. It is a fun and easy to read publication that I found ideal to take on my travels as it is the type of book you can so easily put down and then pick it up again where you left off without any difficulty.
In a nutshell, just about every period in English history is covered in this compact publication and therefore it is an excellent general read and an companion for any student at secondary school level upwards, as it will be sure to give them a fascinating overview of England's vast historical heritage and perhaps act as an aide-memoir to their studies too.
The author has successfully re-written historical fact, consolidated it and has now presented it a form that is still not only factual, but is also easy to understand and in many cases is witty too.
All in all a good read and a must for those long journeys on trains, boats and planes and evenings alone in hotel rooms away from home. Don't leave it lying around however, as someone will be sure to make off with it!