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Read Through History: October 2016

Halloween is almost upon us so, while you’re trick or treating, eating pumpkin pie and watching scary films, here’s what I’ve read this month while surviving the Great South Run.

1) Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg. This is one I found in a library by chance and is a guide for getting into writing and overcoming the stumbling blocks we can encounter. Always worth reading this kind of work regardless of what level you are at.

2) Heartstone by C. J. Sansom. The fifth book in the Shardlake series which sees the lawyer come on down to Portsmouth around the time the Mary Rose makes her last, ill-fated voyage.

3) The Fort by Bernard Cornwell. This story is set during the American War of Independence and looks at the Penobscot Expedition from both sides.

4) Eye Contact by Fergus McNeill. This is the beginning of a very interesting crime series where a man kills the first person he makes eye contact with that day.

4) I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. This is a very spooky ghost story set in the Westfjords of Iceland. Perfect for Halloween.


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