Read Through History: September – December 2013
Yes, I know, I’ve fallen behind! Sorry! Here’s what I read over the last few months of last year:
1) Theodora by Stella Duffy: The rags to riches story of the sixth century Byzantine Empress
2) Sharpe’s Gold by Bernard Cornwell
3) Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin: A very good example of how historical fiction should be written (in my opinion, anyway)
4) New York by Edward Rutherfurd: Got this signed at a talk Edward gave in Winchester in July. A very nice man and this book was very good for the flights to and from New York in October.
5) Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players by Steven Cooper: A bit of non-fiction from an author who came to speak at the Portsmouth Bookfest.
6) Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo: A tale based on the story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army. Another author who appeared at the Bookfest.
7) Sharpe’s Escape by Bernard Cornwell
8) Sharpe’s Fury by Bernard Cornwell (I fell behind)
9) To Kill a Tsar by Andrew Williams: Read this back in 2010. Very good thriller set in Russia in 1881, a few years before the Revolution.
10) Sharpe’s Battle by Bernard Cornwell
Right. There we are. All up-to-date until next week! I’ll try and keep up in future…
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