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Hilary Mantel: The Mirror and the Light – Reading Progress Update: 4%

I’ve barely scratched the surface (we’re just past Jane Seymour’s rather startling wedding night), and I’m already settling back into the story as if it hadn’t been years since I read the second book of the trilogy.  I just love being back in Cromwell’s world, and still as much in awe of him (and Mantel’s […]

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My Historical Fiction Essentials

Finally getting around to this — as per Chris’s invitation, here’s my list (in no particular order, and with major reliance on Chris’s dictum that it’s “fine to list a whole author’s work or series and have it count as one entry”): Hillary Mantel’s historical fiction I’ve yet to try her contemporary writing, but both […]

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Crowdsourced: More Books with a Difference – Fiction

You asked, Moonlight Reader?  To quote from one of my additional entries below:  “As you wish …” Without any further ado: Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies When Lillelara added A Place of Greater Safety to her list, I could have kicked myself —  because Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell books were definitely among […]

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2015 Reading Recap, Part 2: The Self-Interview

        Olga Godim came up with this creative way of summing up her reading year and challenged everyone to do their own.  Well, while I’m back here … I’m in! Olga writes: “Creatively, I decided to interview myself about my reading in 2015. The answers could only be book titles I read […]

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2015 Reading Recap

  No fancy graphics and no astounding numbers – in fact, rather average numbers for me, these days – but anyway, here we go:   Total Number of Books Read: 68 – including rereads – but excluding my current read, Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell (which is bound to take me all the […]

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London & (mainly) Stratford-upon-Avon Book Haul, June 2014

Thomas Penn – Winter King: The Dawn of the Tudor Age Neil MacGregor – Shakespeare’s Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects Julian Curry (ed.) – Shakespeare on Stage: Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen Key Roles (interviews with, inter alia, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Derek Jacobi, Jude Law, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, […]

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