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Thread #120890   Message #3372745
Posted By: GUEST,Blandiver
06-Jul-12 - 05:46 AM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
I'm alarmed by the reports on the ebook edition. When we're so used to linked pages from indices on websites you'd think this would be second nature to ebook publishers. Or is it too much work preparing a index with links?? What is the use of a reference book without the means to reference? Talk about being up shit creek.

Someone else reported to me recently they felt the quality of the paper of the NPBOEFS was a tad transparent. Still waiting for mine (today hopefully???) so I can't presently say, though I didn't notice anything amiss during a brief persusal of the volume under the bright lights of Waterstones in Preston the other day.


As for not being able to understand what the heck is being said and fought about, it goes back to a comment made by Tim C on the 4th July at 8.38 am that Oral culture is extremely powerful, cohesive, has nothing to do with idylls or romanticism. Think on't...