Social History of English SeamenI read, in Renaissance magazine,  a review of a book called The Social History of English Seamen, 1485-1649, edited by Cheryl A. Fury and published by The Boydell Press in 2012.  This book appears to be something that I would really enjoy:  a historical study of English maritime day-to-day activities set in exactly the time periods that I’m most interested in (Elizabethan and Jacobean).  What a great thing!

I looked the book up on Amazon and discovered, much to my chagrin, that it is $120 new and about $70 used.  That is a little too dear for my blood at this point in life.

Below the book listing I spotted what I thought was an electronic, downloadable version of the book for just $9.95!  Well, I could afford that, I thought.  However, clicking on the link I discovered that what this actually turned out to be was a review of the book that one can purchase for $9.95, not the actual book itself.

Clearly, I’m working too hard for a living.


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