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This review is from: 1066: A New History of the Norman Conquest (Paperback)
I take no pleasure in writing a two star review but I decided to read this book to increase my limited knowledge of the period. It looked promising but I soon found the constant use of quotes irritating. Whilst a lot of the repetition referred to by other reviewers may be the author belabouring his point it is also literal in that a parenthetical remark on page 16 is repeated on page 17, clear evidence of poor proof reading.
I read quite a few academic tomes so I am not looking for an easy read but this book increasingly felt like wading through mud and I gave up after 57 pages. Fortunately I had borrowed it from the library rather than buying it. It may be that some professional editing might have helped. I notice that the usual author's acknowledgement of their editor's efforts is missing, this could explain a lot.