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Archive for February, 2015

Read Through History January 2015

Can you believe we’re one month into the New Year already? It’ll be Christmas again before you know it! Anyway, here’s what I plundered from the library/bookshelf/kindle this month:

1) The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer. A bit of non-fiction that’s helping with the editing for the current book.

2) The Last Templar by Michael Jecks. I met Michael at the Portsmouth Bookfest a few months ago and got this copy signed. If you like the Middle Ages, murder mysteries and good books I can recommend this.

3) Wolf’s Head by Steven A. McKay. Steven’s Robin Hood novel set during the reign of Edward II has been riding high in the Amazon charts for some time now and the audio version was one of ACX’s first books published in the UK. A real success and deservedly so.

4) Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil McGregor. I went to the exhibition of this at the British Museum back in 2012 and this book of the Radio 4 series and this is another useful book to help with the edits.

5) Master of War by David Gilman. Set during the Hundred Years War, this follows the story of an archer who receives a knighthood. Give it a go and see what you think.

6) At Road’s End by Zoe Saadia. Taking a break from Europe for now. This is part of Zoe’s pre-Aztec series. An interesting introduction to the cultures of Central America at the time.

And what am I reading now? Drop by next month and find out!

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