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on 16 June 2014
Very useful information about XI to XIII centuries cathedrals building. This is a rather small but veru dense book, with a lot of very useful photos ilustrating what is explained in the text
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In a world where we walk and fail to notice so many details, its fascinating to find a book that explores the wonderful constructions that are still standing centuries after their original construction where blocks of flats that were built in the last 30 years have long since been flattened due to the poor construction. It leaves you wondering what we knew then that we no longer know and what skills have been lost by the builders of modern times.

What Malcolm's novel does is take the reader into these structures and reveals secrets that whilst may seem simplistic were key to not only the building but also in the longevity of these ancient structures. It's fascinating and when you think of the tools that they had to work with it feels almost like a miracle that so many of them were built especially when you consider that some of the jobs concerned are now split into two different career paths. All in a fascinating journey and a read that I really enjoyed which whilst technical kept the subject alive as you walked through the structures. Visiting cathedrals will never be the same again and for the writer of either fantasy or historical fiction the technical knowledge will be invaluable.
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on 30 December 2009
Full of great information and all put into easily-read English. Context is key and this is a thoughtful and considerate book.
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on 2 July 2015
A splendid product, promptly delivered and at a good price.
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on 9 February 2015
great
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on 20 February 2015
Good
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on 8 December 2015
Just as expected from Shire. Geographical coverage somewhat limited.
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on 9 February 2016
Bought as a gift. Looks good. All ok.
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on 27 January 2016
very informative little book
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on 3 November 2015
Most interesting book
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