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Read Through History: June 2015

This last month’s been eventful. I’ve been to Warwickshire (blog post on the way), Kent and London to see Elton John and Fleetwood Mac Live (yes, the real ones!) and have finished the first draft of a novella. What happens with this, who knows?

And here’s what I’ve raided from the bookshelves this month:

1) Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson. Taking a break from the historical stuff, this is the sequel to the really, really good Robopocalypse (I think that’s spelt right). Not a bad follow up. Also, give the Humans TV series a go. It’s really good so far.

2) The Crown Jewels Robbery of 1303 by Paul Doherty. Before Colonel Blood there was Richard of Pudlicott. If you remember the BBC serial Heist, it’s the story of when Edward I’s treasury was lifted from Westminster Abbey.

3) VIII by H. M. Castor. This the life story of Henry VIII told from the point of view from the king himself. I liked this very much.

4) Dissolution by C. J. Sansom. The first in the Matthew Shardlake series set during Reformation England. I look forward to reading more of these.

Right, time to write about castles and that.

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