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Archive for March, 2017

Read Through History January and February 2017

Time really does fly. Already we are in March but, for what it’s worth, Happy New Year!

Here’s what I’ve read so far in 2017:

1) Mr Midshipman Hornblower – by C. S. Forrester. The first in the legendary Hornblower series. I can see how this has inspired many writers since it was first published.

2) The Hammer and the Cross – by Harry Harrison. The first in the alternative history series concerning the Great Heathen Army’s invasion of England in the ninth century. Good to read alongside the Amazon Vikings series.

3) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. This is where it all began for the Harry Potter series and the success it has had is very well deserved.

4) Great Harry’s Navy by Geoffrey Moorhouse. A bit of interesting non-fiction about how Henry VIII laid down the foundations for the Royal Navy.

5) Arminius by Robert Fabbri. I am really enjoying reading the Vespasian series and this is a little sidestep which is set right about where I’ve got up to so, for me, it’s been published at the right time.

6) The Scottish Malcontent by Craig MaCauley. This is a thrilling espionage novel set in late eighteenth century Scotland. Well worth a read.

7) Nomad by Alan Partridge. A great follow up to I Partridge. Very, very funny.

8) No Way Out by Den Barry. A great debut novel following the life of a punk rocker negotiating middle age. Read it and enjoy!