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Lady Sale's Afghanistan: An Indomitable Victorian Lady's Account of the Retreat from Kabul During the First Afghan War
Lady Sale's Afghanistan: An Indomitable Victorian Lady's Account of the Retreat from Kabul During the First Afghan War
by Florentia Sale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.78

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Missed chance, 4 July 2012
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It is a pity that the publisher has not got someone to do a map of Kabul at the time, so that you can follow where the fighting is. As a result I could not get a sense of what was happening and place names meant nothing. Lady Sale uses a lot of words no longer in use, such as "ottah", "sirdar" and "bhoosa", which I suspect are her version of local words, but an explanation would have helped. A bit of time and money spent putting it into a more readable form would have made it a brilliant read rather than a struggle.


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