Last month I sought to disprove the theory that men cannot do more than one thing at a time. How did I do that? I had more than one book on the go at the time!
1) The Bone Thief by V. M. Whitworth – set after the death of Alfred the Great where a young monk from Mercia is sent to recover the bones of a saint while avoiding Norsemen and Wessexmen.
2) To Kill Rasputin by Andrew Cook – interesting biography of the Tsarina’s friend. Haven’t read a biography for a while so it was good to get back into it.
3) The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell – the latest installment in the Saxon Series.
4) Britain’s Master Spy by Sidney Reilly – the Ace of Spies’ memoirs
5) The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – And a signed copy, too!
6) The Norseman by Jason Born – featuring well known Norsemen Erik the Red, Leif Eriksson and Olaf Tryggvasson
7) Moura: The Dangerous Life of Baroness Budberg by Nina Berberova – a biography of an aristocrat who lived during the Russian Revolution.
8) Viking Dawn by Henry Treece – written in the 50s for younger people, this book is worth a read.
9) Go Spy the Land by George Alexander Hill – the memoirs of a British Spy.
10) Sharpe’s Sword by Bernard Cornwell
What do you mean that doesn’t count as doing more than one thing at a time? I can cook a roast dinner too if that counts.
So, who is looking forward to the upcoming Vikings Exhibition at the British Museum? http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings.aspx
If you want some books to read to get you in the mood then this post from Richard Lee (Founder of the Historical Novel Society) is a good place to start: http://www.waterstones.com/blog/2014/03/bring-on-the-vikings/