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|Subject: Banish the libraries!||Date: 2/15/2013 8:19 AM|
|Author: arrete||Number: 671608 of 864293|
Catmeyoo and kittykitty (where IS she).
>> Horrible Histories Author Terry Deary On Libraries: 'No Longer Relevant'
"Because it's been 150 years, we've got this idea that we've got an entitlement to read books for free, at the expense of authors, publishers and council tax payers. <<
Here is a great response:
>>Dear Terry Deary
I’ve just started reading your book, Stormin’ Normans. I’m only up to page 10, I’m afraid, but then I’m a slow reader.
You describe the site of William the Conqueror’s first battle, Val-es-Dunes, as being ‘on the Norman border with France’. It’s actually just outside Caen, nowhere near the French border.
You say that William died a year after 1085, i.e. 1086. He actually died in 1087.
You say that Henry I’s only son died in 1119. The correct date is 1120.
I'll get back to you again when I've finished the rest of the book. But in the meantime, I can't help wondering: do you think you should have spent more time in the library? <<
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