A gift from English book importer Van Ditmar and my first (finished) Bryson. Quite a plus, such an illustrated edition, with lots of portraits, sketches etcetera to make things go down smoothly. Rather a light book, but in a good way; I read it in a nice flow. Really makes me want to read Shakespeare again (which is too long ago!) and A Short history of nearly everything as well. Maybe an illustrated edition could help me finish it this time.
7 May 2010