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Reefs and Shoals
on 9 February 2012
Like all the other readers i was looking forward to this book too, and like others found it disapointing and irritating!
All that has been said about ths so far is correct, but they seem to be far more tollerant of his use of the word "wee" as in the scottish term, he seems to have forgoten words like little, small, tiny and substidtuted wee every time, and even in "speach" of English gentleman of the time, totaly wrong and inapropriate, i noticed the word appeared in the last book The Invasion year but in reefs and shoals its never ending.
I also noticed errors, ok minor to some, but putting the wrong son in the wrong ship is a big one and some smaller errors too, i remember telling my partner of some at the time of reading The Invasion Year, which has so far been most unlike Dewey Lambdin, its almost like its not Dewey Lambdin thats written the last two books!
I still look forward to the next installment.......with hope.