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The review posted is not mine, it belongs to Sarwat Chadda and is so funny (and true!) that I just had to share.
Beards. Why men have them. Why men NEED them.
I've just finished Giles Kristian's RAVEN, a book that's got loads of Vikings in it. More Vikings that a festival of Vikings during the Viking month of Viking, in Vikingland. It's so Viking even the women have beards.
Now, Vikings liked beards. Plaits too and small bones knotted within them as they brawled and sought out glory and weak-kneed churchmen.
It's the mark of a man, isn't it? At least publicly and far less likely to get you arrested.
Then I thought (so rare nowadays). Templars. Beards. Spartans. Beards. Blackbeard. Beard. Santa. Beard. When you look at the stats, nine out of ten bad-asses had beards.