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Prose in a non-fiction history?
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Jan 27, 2009 04:41AM
I've only just started reading this book and can already see why some reviewers on other web sites have had issues with this book. It is non-fiction, yet it reads like a historical fiction. "Philip and Isabel walked with purpose...". It still makes me uneasy reading it even after the first ten pages. The author has end notes for each chapter, a seeming defense for why she chose this writing style and where she got her material, however, we do not have access to the original manuscripts or accounts. Did Philip the Good really lose his temper and wave his arms wildly about? I'll finish it and see how it goes.
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My angst has dissipated somewhat. The chapter end notes help, now I must go back to the records of de la Marche and others to see if anything was omitted.
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