For being a relatively short book, there is a lot of well-researched information provided here. Who doesn't love a good story about thieves, robbers and murderers? It's even more exciting when you know that you are reading non-fiction.
I liked the author's approach to writing this book, looking at the surviving historical fact and then comparing it to literature and film, particularly when he was talking about the many incarnations of Robin Hood. I was also happy to see that he chose some lesser well known figures to shed light on. This would be a great book for anyone interested in English history.
As a fellow writer, I found this book fascinating and one that I look forward to reading again. Definitely recommended.
This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.