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Excellent book; but a very poor edition - full of errors,
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This review is from: North And South (Kindle Edition)
The story is excellent; a really enjoyable read and I would recommend it to Jane Austen fans, though it is set in the Victorian era. A cosseted country parson's daughter finds herself in a northern industrial town where the blunt speech and local customs are unfamiliar to her; and she decides to learn to understand and help her poorer neighbours, which sets her at odds with a young, successful cotton mill owner.
Unfortunately, this particular edition is fully of transcription errors. In one place, I spent about ten minutes re-reading an entire paragraph, trying to piece the sentences into the correct order. Most of the errors, however, were typos that a spell checker would not pick up, but a human proof reader would have. There are a great many of these - more than one would find acceptable in a printed book.