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Good book ruined by Americanisation
on 17 April 2016
This is a good book well written by the original author but catastrophically copy edited by an idiot American. There are jarring Americanisations on almost every page eg in 1930s England the word 'gas' was NEVER used for petrol, Marigolds were not harvested- maybe mangel worzels (fao Americans these are a type of turnip) were! and so many other howlers appeared. The usual 'candor' for candour sort of misspelling too. Also the quite ghastly 'gotten' was liberally strewn about. Poor DE Stevenson must be spinning in her grave!