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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book very knowledgeable author but slight tendency to digress., 19 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain (Kindle Edition)
A good read if it is a topic you are interested in. Charlotte has clearly read a lot of good fiction (Kipling, Sutclffe et al) on the subject of the Romans in Britain and she marries this well with the places she visits. Sometimes though I felt she became so interested in what various antiquarian writers had to say that she forgot where she was describing.
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2014 13:30:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Apr 2014 13:40:26 BDT
Penthesilea says:
Agreed, though I believe the digression is deliberate. This isn't absolutely clear from the cover blurb but it is kind of suggested. My problem with the digression is that it reads to me like padding. The author doesn't have enough to say about, or doesn't know enough about, the actual thing or place she's supposed to be discussing, so she gives the reader a bit of Virgil or something instead. But anyone interested enough in the Romans and/or Roman Britain is likely to have already read Virgil.

Now, those interested in the Romans (Republic and Empire) and/or Roman Britain are also likely to have read Tacitus. But it's worth repeating Tacitus because he wrote about Britannia.
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