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2.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book Ruined By Disgraceful Ebook Formatting, 24 Jan 2012
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This review is from: Mary Tudor: The First Queen (Kindle Edition)
Firstly I should highlight the merits of this book. This is a very well written account of the life of Mary Tudor which paints a more rounded picture of the infamous 'bloody' Mary of popular imagination than many other texts. Yes, she was cruel in the treatment of her enemies but no more cruel than either her father or step-sister Elizabeth. We learn so many wonderful details respecting her domestic arrangements and daily life which I have never found in other texts on this period. If I had been fortunate enough to read the printed book I would have given this text five stars.

However, the kindle ebook is ruined by the quality of the formatting. Throughout the book there is regularly no gaps between the end of one sentence and the beginning of another and this also less frequently happens within a sentence such as this example taken from Chapter 3: 'at last that she could be Henry's wife,Anne apparently agreed'. In addition the words Henry VIII is spelt HenryVIII on a regular basis and Charles V is CharlesV. There are also countless spelling mistakes throughout. One almost gets the impression that the ebook was prepared by someone with a limited knowledge of the English language! Personally I find this totally unacceptable and one wonders whether the publishing house actually bothered to proof read this book before publishing.

A good book ruined!
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