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Exmoor, but not as I know it
on 31 December 2017
I bought this book because it was about Exmoor - a place that I regularly visit. I'd heard that the book hadn't gone down well with the locals and I wanted to read for myself the reasons. Liz writes in a very conversational style so the book's easy to read. I don't agree with her take on the local town and the shops but as I don't live in London I suspect my comparison is relative to where I do live.
When things went badly for her, I thought; what on earth would I do. Well, I can tell you: I wouldn't have bought a rundown property in an area I didn't really know that well. However, reading about how she just about survived was entertaining. I suspect that if she wrote the book (or the series of articles on which it's based) after more time had passed she might have held back a little. Maybe I'm being too kind? Anyway, it's a good book.