Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1845050630 $39.75 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1419353802 $69.75 Five CDs
You've heard of light beer; this is light history. Initially, Lacey distinguishes the great stories that have come down to us from the facts, but then he concludes--what the heck--they really are great stories, so let's have them regardless of their accuracy. In the scholarly tone of a historian who loves his material, he tells us what actually happened with Dick Whittington and his cat without losing one whit of the imaginative fancy of a good storyteller. Though not an actor, Lacey is energized by his narrative. Guy Fawkes and Cromwell, albeit sketchily, come to life under his Merlin voice as the listener is both informed and entertained. P.E.F. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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