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  •  "Sarum" is excellent… (3+ / 0-)

    as is Rutherfurd's London. I also thoroughly enjoyed Follet's Pillars of the Earth both for the architectural and technical content as well as the historical perspective of the time "when angels slept."

    What impressed me driving around is that every village had a 600 year old church in it—or so it seemed. We get painfully excited here about houses that are 250 years old. I've often posited that there are original roofs in the UK which are older than that.

    •  The ONLY thing I found 'wrong'... (2+ / 0-)
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      Otteray Scribe, side pocket

      ...in 'London' was the description of a night-time dogfight during the 1940/1 'Blitz' which involves a Spitfire (RARELY flown at night, although 'Sailor' Malan got a couple of night kills on one) and an Me109 !

      As for the rest, they are excellent reading.

      When in Texas, I went on the tour of an 'historic home', that our guide informed us with awe - 'was 110 years old!'.
      I whispered to my host that my own home was more than 150 years old, and the church opposite my house dated from 1247....

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:09:17 AM PST

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