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'Faction', not convincingly researched history?
on 5 October 2008
As a borderer born and raised in Annandale I found this book disappointing. Written by somone who worked in television it bears all the hallmarks of that medium's 'drama-documentary' genre. I didn't doubt that the central thrust was valid, but would have liked to see footnoted or end-noted references. The author's assertion that this would amount to showing off is unconvincing, and merely listing a bibliography isn't good enough. There must be a better account of this turbulent period!