Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Early Christmas
In Response To: Re: Rory Muir's "Salamanca". ()

Many thanks to you both, Howie and Steve - when the lead topic "Bad history" was followed by "Rory Muir's Salamanca" I was a little anxious!

But seriously, this sort of discussion is very useful. I've just been writing about the Vimeiro campaign (not a book, just a chapter, albeit a long one), and have been anxious over how many long quotes I can use, especially when describing the fighting. I suspect that the less expert the reader, the shorter they prefer the quotes, while those who have read a good deal on the subject rather like long(ish) quotes providing that they are from reasonably obscure sources and are lively. But I'd be interested in some feedback on this.

Still blushing,

Rory

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