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Read Through History: November and December 2016

Happy Christmas to you all! Doesn’t time fly, eh? I didn’t even get round to writing anything on here!

Anyhow, here’s what I’ve been reading the last two months:

1) Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor. This is a very atmospheric ghost story set in the eighteenth century. Perfect for Halloween or Christmas.

2) The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell. The latest in the Saxon Stories. I won’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil it but it’s very good.

3) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. This is a very gripping family saga with lots of twists and turns.

4) Time of Terror by Seth Hunter. This is the first in the Nathan Peake series that takes place in France, 1789, when the Revolution is in full swing.

5) Kydd by Julian Stockwin. The first in this series set during the Napoleonic Wars. If you want to learn about life on board a ship in these times, this is the book for that.

6) Tide of War by Seth Hunter. The next book in the series which takes place in the Caribbean. Just as good as the first.

7) The Damned Utd by David Peace. I’ve seen the film and decided to read the book.

8) Bodies of Water by V. H. Leslie. I like a ghost story to read at Christmas and this was perfect.

9) Portsmouth Fairy Tales by the Portsmouth Writers’ Hub. A little something to round the year off.

And there we are. Happy New Year to one and all and enjoy 2017!


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