I can't believe the previous reviewer only gave this book two stars, because it was short? It clearly states in the description that it's a "short story"... did that give you a clue???? Anyway, back to the "short story". I thoroughly enjoyed it. A good story, well told and well researched. It's nice to see that there seems to be a rise in celebrating the origins and history of the "English". Maybe this was just a taster and perhaps there is a longer book in the pipeline, hope so, I for one would look forward to reading it.