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A medieval society, still vigorous in living memory!
on 26 April 2017
A real anthropological gem, combined with an amazing tale of human determination and daring. I watched the film version some years ago, and promised myself that I'd read the original account as soon as possible. About a decade later I've finally got round to it!! The book is of course far more detailed, and paints an intricate and fascinating picture of a lost society, archaic even at the time, but all the more amazing for that fact. I thoroughly recommend this volume for anyone blessed with a vivid imagination, or a longing for the wonders of the past.