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by sweetpotatoboy
Tue September 9th, 2014, 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: September 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 4715

[quote=""Vanessa""]I enjoyed After Flodden - hope you do, too![/quote]

We're discussing it for our book group on Monday. I haven't got very far into it, so I better get a move on, but i'm enjoying it so far.
The other book group members who have finished it so far sound a bit lukewarm on it.........
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed September 3rd, 2014, 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: September 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 4715

About to start "After Flodden" by Rosemary Goring.
by sweetpotatoboy
Mon August 4th, 2014, 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? August 2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4333

I'm reading a NF, "Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors" by Chris Skidmore. It's okay so far, nothing new. I understand the last third or so of the book is the original stuff on the battle itself. But the rest of the book so far seems to be a reasonably good rehash of telling the story till that point ...
by sweetpotatoboy
Mon July 28th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: July 2014. What are you reading?
Replies: 105
Views: 4794

Last two books were HF. "Augustus" by John Williams - reasonably good. "The City of Thieves" by David Benioff - excellent. I have a non-fiction book on the last days of the Russian aristocracy that I'm going through slowly when I have a window. I've put that aside again to read a contemporary novel ...
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat July 26th, 2014, 10:08 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: New BBC drama on "The Great Fire"
Replies: 4
Views: 491

New BBC drama on "The Great Fire"

The Great Fire of London ITV today confirmed commission of the period drama, The Great Fire of London, written by Tom Bradby (pictured above) and produced for ITV by Ecosse Films. The scale and ambition of the drama will be immense as the story follows the lives and loves of both historical and fict...
by sweetpotatoboy
Mon July 7th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: July 2014. What are you reading?
Replies: 105
Views: 4794

Augustus by John Williams, a 1970s novel. Reading for my book group. Excellent so far.
by sweetpotatoboy
Sun June 15th, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's June, what are you reading this month?
Replies: 65
Views: 3186

Reading "City of Thieves" by David Benioff.
by sweetpotatoboy
Fri May 23rd, 2014, 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's May, what are you reading?
Replies: 70
Views: 4215

Just started "Burial Rites" by Hannah Kent
by sweetpotatoboy
Sun May 18th, 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's May, what are you reading?
Replies: 70
Views: 4215

Reading a NF, "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy" by Douglas Smith. Really well written, so far.
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed May 14th, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Raymond E Feist
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

[quote=""marklord""]Just curious about Feist - are his books historical in any way - or are they really fantasy set in a pseudo-medieval society?[/quote] Yes, definitely the latter, not the former. And even then, nothing resembling medieval society that closely (not like GRR Martin, for example). Th...

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