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Remarkable feat (feet) by Rosie; shabby effort by HarperCollins,
This review is from: Just a Little Run Around the World: 5 Years, 3 Packs of Wolves and 53 Pairs of Shoes: 5 Years, 29 Marriage Proposals and 53 Pairs of Shoes (Paperback)
ROSIE SWALE POPE's remarkable achievement is admirable.
The fundamental purpose of Rosie's trip, together with her almost incredible endurance, an eternal optimism, and her own unswerving faith in the goodness of all and everything - human, animal and spiritual - keeps her going. As it does the reader too, actually.
But what a disappointing effort has been presented us by the publisher. Rosie's trip ended in late-August 2008; her story is published just the following May - and it shows. The proof-reading is excruciating; the editing shameful: could she not have been advised professionally to ease up a little on the Thank you everyones and persuaded to include more practical interest and detail?
And where are the MAPS? For goodness' sake: this is essentially a TRAVEL account!
Let us hope the title wins a reprint. A considered reprint.
Verdict: Five out of five for Rosie; one out of five the publisher.
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Initial post: 24 Oct 2010 13:19:42 BDT
I've not read all of the book yet, but have noticed the odd proofing thing - like on the top of page 47, she has been running through Germany and it says "By 15 November I've made 14km" - huh? What does that mean? Also I read a reference to the parting of the Jordan (should be Red Sea)
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 08:53:53 GMT
Couldn't agree more - and for heavens sake, where are the maps??!
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