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Pardon my Saxon,
This review is from: Wordsmith's Tale, The (Paperback)
Life among serfs in the West Country around 1000 AD, which seemed nasty, brutish and short. Dirt and disaster, stumbling from one generation to the next, but how did they get their living? Lots of burials and couplings, none in church, which is represented only by randy monks. The well researched author told our reading group that the church was then only upper class. Most words of romance origin are purged, giving a clunky feel. I didn't care about any of the Hobbit-like characters and managed only a third of the book. But to be fair, several of our group liked it. Perhaps it's really about Nottingham today.