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A rag-bag of delights,
This review is from: The Interesting Bits: The History You Might Have Missed (Hardcover)
Justin Pollard has once again come up trumps. He is well known for his historical works on the "Seven ages of Britain" and "Alfred the Great", but here sheds light on some of the oddities of history and also exposes some myths.
This book is written in the same engaging style, but with briefer subject matter, as his writings for "QI". His knowledgeable yet refreshing style makes that series, but also means that his longer works are well worth a read.
I have already ordered my copy of his new work "The Story of Archaeology: 50 Discoveries That Shaped Our View of the Ancient World".