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King Arthur in the East Riding by Simon Armitage
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Jan 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: penguin-60s-and-70s, travel, northern-england, 2012, mark-radcliffe
Read from February 22 to 23, 2012 , read count: 1

A great little set of anecdotes and reflections about Yorkshire (plus a Yorkshire Post Readers' daytrip to Iceland) which make me sure I want to read the full length book All Points North.

As he is on the radio, Armitage is by turns down-to-earth, witty, and moving.

This is one of the very few books outside the Choose Your Own Adventure series written in the second person. It's a curious device - on one hand it can make the narrative more vivid, but on the other it's odd, as these are the writer's particular personal experiences which can't always be made to sound universal.
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