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Nice material, shame about the writing
on 12 January 2015
An interesting and entertaining book, certainly as far as the content is concerned, but one which could and should have been better edited - Mr.Service likes the word "tremulating" more than I do, and quite often his parentheses in the middle of sentences are too long, so that the two ends of the main part of any such sentence are too widely separated. Not everyone will find these things as grating as I do, but for me they detracted from the book and from the likelihood of my recommending it to others. Four stars for content, two for style, hence three overall.