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Not quite as good as I hoped but not bad
on 18 May 2011
I went to see the BT last August and can thoroughly recommend it. I was transported back to 1966 and those stamps, so much so I bought a set off e-bay. Deciding I needed to review my visit I bought this book hoping it would go through in some detail the scenes and the text. Unless I missed it, it doesn't really. It does give the plot in reasonable detail (not enough for me) then goes off on a history lesson about the BT over the next 950+ years. That in itself is quite interesting but a bit long winded for me. I agree with another reviewer that there were not enough images in the book and that it would have been better to read this before visiting the tapestry (embroidery, sewy thingy).
Loved the bit about the more recent cartoons, particularly the one with Mitterand and Thatcher - almost made me think of doing my own.
So not bad and I am sure that some people will really love it - the 1* reviewer should be ignored, this is not a 1* book at all and I feel I am being a little bit mean with only three.
One thing I did find a bit sad was on looking up Carola Hicks I discovered she died of cancer last year - HIC LIES CAROLA :-(