1356 by Bernard Cornwell My rating : 4 of 5 stars Set after the English victory at Crécy, during the Hundred Years’ War and leading up to what by all accounts, this one included, was the apocalyptic battle of Poitiers in the year 1356 of the title. We’re in deepest darkest France and there’s something … Continue reading Review: 1356 – Bernard Cornwell
I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly … Continue reading If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!
The Fort by Bernard Cornwell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Try as I might - and I tried - I could not get a fix on this one. I couldn’t see to figure out what he wanted to, or was was trying to do, with the book. In the end - and after reading … Continue reading Review: The Fort
Arriving faster than a spaceship landing on a comet (a shade under two weeks from London to Denmark - that's about a week less than 'usual'), yesterday this little beauty arrived. Thanks again to the very wonderful folks at Goldsboro Books, that's a signed, first edition of Bernard Cornwell's latest, number eight in The Warrior … Continue reading Who's that over there on the throne?
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When Bernard Cornwell is on form, he can be at least as good, if not a whole lot better, than most everyone else. When he's ticking over, he's also a whole lot better than a whole lot of other writers in the Historical Fiction field.
A family affair If you look to the right >> you'll see that I am currently reading Feud by Derek Birks. Unfortunately, what you can't see how much I'm enjoying it. Well, now << you can see it. Set in England in the mid 1450's and (where I am at the moment) the 1460's, the … Continue reading Friday book news