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Thread #104168 Message #2129677
Posted By: DMcG
20-Aug-07 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
I was given a copy of this as a present, and would agree with Diane. The selection of songs doesn't contain anything very surprising, but it is exemplary in terms of the documentation the source of the songs and so on. A lot of thought has gone into the physical aspects of how the book is used. For example, the music has a large print, making it easy to read at a distance; where a song spreads over two pages, they are almost always both visible at the same time (more often than I think think, chance would have given); the spiral binding is large enough to always allow the book to lie flat without difficulty and so on.