I won't disagree. That's why I suggested the library. I don't have time to
camp out in a bookstore to 1/2 read a book before I buy it and I've bought
some expensive hard cover books on "Celtica" that are really quite
worthless. I also have moved way out in the country and the near by small
town has a library 1/2 the size of my high school library 30 years ago. So,
it's not a resource. But, I teach at a university, and it has a GREAT
library. But, Kitty lives in Germany and doesn't have access to a good
library in her town. She's sort of stuck buying books, so she needs decent
references from people. Most of us don't have money to waste.
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From: Francine Nicholson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: Tuatha de Danann
> > From: Ellen [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > If you do a search on it in any of the major search engines
> > (www.google.com is my current favorite), you'll come up with a great
> > of material. But, in this particular arena, there still isn't as much
> > the web as you'll find in a good library or in a book store.
> And the vast majority of what is on the web--including what Google
> came up with--is inaccurate and oversimplified.
> > The books can be expensive, so I'd try for a good library. I don't know
> > where you live, but the major book chains in the US, like Borders and
> > Barnes and Noble, have great selections.
> In my experience, the books they mostly stock are not worth the
> price--like Rolleston's Myths, Cahill's _How the Irish Saved
> the dribble by the Matthewses, and all the ridiculous stuff put out by
> Llewellyn. Sometimes, one finds worthy books like anything by Miranda
> or a cheap reprint of Cross & Slover, but the dribble far outnumbers the
> good stuff.
> Francine Nicholson