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Excellent -but beware the clone volumes
on 7 October 2007
This is a colourful and comprehensive book about heraldry for the beginner, with a wide range of material and lots of good pictures. My chief complaint is that the sister title "Living Heraldry" is largely a selection from the same text and illustrations - and no way to tell the similarity until after you've bought them both. There's another book out this autumn, which is the "Complete Encyclopedia of Heraldry and Flags", but which looks as if it might well recycle the same material a third time - hence the warning!