Mildly entertaining, mildly disappointing, mildly engaging and mildly dull all at the same time. There is *something* here, but I don't think its potential is ever really fully realized. It's a decent story and Brit history fans will find fun little tidbits to ooh and aah over, but the ideas about how history is recorded and passed on aren't particularly novel. I dunno, I guess I expected a bit more and got a bit less. A fine book, but not a great one.