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The English by Jeremy Paxman
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Aug 03, 2011

it was ok

I couldn't finish this book. It is very well written with well thought out arguments. However I found it patronising in tone and presumptive of many historical facts which are in dispute. Mr Paxman comes from the classically educated view that the Romans civilised the world, which is now in dispute. I can appreciate it is a good book and my partner thought it was excellent, but I am afraid I grew angry with the tone and presumptions so couldn't finish it. I would recommend it to others however. My objections are personal and as biased as I believe the author shows that he is!

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