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History with a wry outlook,
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This review is from: A History of Britain (Vol 1) At the Edge of the World: 3000BC-AD1603: At the Edge of the World? - 3000 BC-AD 1603 Vol 1 (Paperback)
I've just read the book again for the nth time. I love it, and much more than the other two volumes put together. This really is my definition of early history - a series of thrilling stories and often perverse and bizarre characters, all painted with a quirky lightness of touch by a master historian. His use of modern slang terms adds a pleasingly discordant note at times, and in my opinion the book is a genuine page-turner.
Sellars and Yeatman said, I think, that History is what you remember. I remember more each time I read this enthralling work.