Top critical review
Hmmm... decent with a few highlights.
on 18 May 2017
Like the history and liked the background - but it seems the ancient languages had multiple names for rivers, woods, hills and loads of other descriptors - god knows how they got by back in the day. I thought the book entertaining - but too many times descriptions of places names seemed to drift in to summing up local opinions and contrasting possible developments of names which to be frank wasn't what I was after. bascially there are a lot of places in England where the name is vague and no one really knows... but those really should have been left out - if you don't know then you don't know - fine, but don't list them in a book of names!