A thoroughly enjoyable, interesting and believable story, with well defined characters. Humphrey Bower tells it well.
Very well written and read version of the old folktale, but with much deeper examination of the characters, their motivations, personalities and history both of the families involved and the politics of the time. If he or they did in fact have any historical basis (really exist), we now know why without losing the enjoyment of a great 'yarn'.
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