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4.0 out of 5 stars Spoilt by the new cartoons, 6 July 2009
This review is from: 1066 And All That: The History Book to End All History Books (Methuen Humour) (Hardcover)
Would have given it 5 as it really is a classic. Sadly, though, the new edition (bought as a gift) is ruined by the new Appleby cartoons.

They're utterly unnecessary (and utterly unmemorable, come to that) and seem to be there to bulk out the product.

Worse - they ruin the comical-historical tone of the book, which is earnestly confused and yet Very Serious.

The Appleby cartoons wreck this by making the whole thing deliberately, *knowingly* silly.

I don't mean to criticize Appleby, a super cartoonist - but I do think the person who made the decision at Methuen to include new cartoons either has no sense of humour or is just a Very Bad Editor.
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Initial post: 12 Feb 2010 00:32:16 GMT
I know exactly what you mean. Hence, I am tracking down an original version of the book, which is all but perfectly produced.

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 09:52:58 GMT
Peasant says:
Your review has been tacked onto the edition WITH the original cartoons (typical of the website). But see also the review pointing out that the re-issue of the original is flawed by poor production standards. Ther must be so many 'vintage ' copies out there. Save a tree, buy 2nd hand!
Please give my regards to Eglethrithelthroth, by the way.
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