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29 september : I’VE BEEN READING BROWNING, KEATS AND WILLIAM WORDSWORTH…WELL, NATCHEZ BURNING, THE BONE TREE AND MISSISSIPPI BLOOD – AGAIN
10 August : The New Jason Bourne arrives
What I’m currently reading:
Steven a mckay
“What makes life worth living for a slave of Rome?
The promise of vengeance, no matter how long it takes.
At eight years old, Lucia is torn from the life she knew. Her village burned to the ground and parents murdered by Romans, she is kidnapped, sold and shipped abroad to the Villa Tempestatis in Britannia to serve the young Roman army officer Castus.
Faced with a bleak future of decades of servitude to her master, as well as sadistic brutality at the hands of his manageress, Paltucca, she finds herself fixated by one thought alone: vengeance.
Yet Villa Tempestatis, with its picturesque surroundings in Britannia’s green countryside offers a life that’s a little easier than elsewhere in the northern empire. The slaves form strong bonds of love and friendship, enjoy feasts and holiday celebrations together and are even allowed, sometimes, to start a family. Many of them are happy enough with their lot.
Despite that, every moment of Lucia’s life is blighted by her hatred for Castus and Paltucca, and only seeing them both destroyed will bring her a measure of peace, even if it takes decades of work and planning…”
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It could well be that I have read a book you are interested in, in which case, you can either go to the ‘Blog‘ part, where there are reviews in the order that I’ve read the book, or here, where you’ll find all the books I’ve reviewed listed by author.
I don’t know about you, sometimes I can only remember the title of the book I want
to find. So here’s a list of reviewed books by title.
I read a lot of Historical Fiction, so I’ve put together a Historical (Fiction) Timeline, which is based on the year that the book starts. It is based on what the author has stated,
or as far as I can tell.
Let’s do this!
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