Talk:Giles Milton

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Untitled[edit]

The article would be improved if the list of titles by Milton were not linked and were given bibliographic details.

The publication details of White gold are: Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Date of publication: 2004

ISBN 0-340-79469-0

We also need to know Giles Milton's Date of Birth and education etc.

Vernon White 19:32, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Critical acclaim sections[edit]

Glad to see the work that has gone into expanding this piece about this excellent British writer. The only problem I see with the piece, as it now stands (and it is greatly improved), is the separate section of 'critical acclaim' on each book. This seems a bit awkward to me. Far better would be a list of each work and a description (and there is now), and then one section on critical acclaim. I find it a distraction to have several sections devoted to critical acclaim. MarmadukePercy (talk) 17:18, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

The whole article - and especially the "critical acclaim" section - looks to me distastefully like promotional material. This is the kind of thing publishers slap on the back of popular histories. A sentence or two on Milton's standing as a writer of popular historical works would be more than adequate. Links can be provided to reviews in newspapers and magazines rather than quoting excerpts from them. It is not - I understand - the business of Wikipedia to advertise books on behalf of writers or publishers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.237.204.122 (talk) 02:29, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

copyed[edit]

I did an extensive general copyed 1/. "historian" inappropriate for writer of popular boos who is not a scholar. 2/ Removed excessive use of his name & book titles. 3/The existing article is first of all highly promotional, and written in a style that would normally indicate his major works are intended for children--I am rewritinjg in more mature English. 4/ More work to go. DGG ( talk ) 01:16, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Pruning[edit]

This article is a tad bit too long and could use some judicious pruning. TuckerResearch (talk) 13:41, 4 September 2018 (UTC)