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VINE VOICEon 1 October 2013
This is a delightfully written and splendidly illustrated wee book about Anglo-Saxon England. The author, Sally Crawford, has a helpfully endearing writing style useful for eight plus children and adults who want to learn about the Anglo-Saxon way of life without becoming swamped by a plethora of erudition. It's very factual, to the point, and is mainly about every day folk with little or no mention of kings, wars and governance.

There's an introduction followed by chapters concerning home and neighbourhood, work, food and drink, shopping and style, transport, relaxation and entertainment, education and social service, health and a section on places to visit and there's a helpful index. On page 25 there's an endearing photograph of Escomb Anglo-Saxon church, County Durham. I've been there and it truly is the most inspiring wee church that demonstrates to a tee that the Anglo-Saxons didn't need the Normans to teach them how to build architectural gems.

This is the kind of book that goes a long way to inspiring people to love history. Learned historians are not always the best people to write history books and , if they do, they should get training and advice on how best to present the facts to both student and general reader. In this work Sally Crawford shows herself to be a first-rate historian capable of presenting the facts in an enjoyable fashion open to everyone. You'll never regret buying this book.
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