Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Britain Through Fiction

The desk at 221 Baker Street

When I knew that we were going to Britain, I wanted to learn more about the country and the history.  So I decided to read my way through British history from as far back as I could go to the present.  The books I chose were based on what I already had in my kindle library for free, what I could get for cheap or free and what I really wanted to read and was willing to pay for.  And also, what I felt like reading at the time.  Here's the list:



Sarum - Edward Rutherford
A Short History of England - Chesterton
AD 44 - The Lion and the Lark - Doreen Owens Malek
500 - Child of the Northern Spring - Persia Woolley
520 - Gawayne and the Green Knight
597 - Augustine Came to Kent - Barbara Williard
1093 - Hood - Stephen Lawhead
1137 - A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters
1167 - Greatest Knight - Elizabeth Chadwick
1173 - For the King's Favor - Elizabeth Chadwick
1204 - To Defy A King - Elizabeth Chadwick
1240 - Tristan & Isolt
1300 - A Kingdom's Cost - J.R. Tomlin
1413 - Agincourt - Bernard Cornwell
1470 - The Rose of York - Sandra Worth
1509 - Henry VII's Wives
1590 - A Constant Heart - Siri Mitchell
1600ish - As You Like it - Shakespeare
1653 - Spirited Away - Maggie Plummer
1659 - The Preacher's Bride - Jody Hedlund
1685 - The Silk Weaver's Daughter - Elizabeth Kales
1708 - The Story of John Wesley
1721 - Moll Flanders
1743 - Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
1745 - Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
1783 - William Blake Poems
1792 - Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen
1803 - Recollections of a tour made in Scotland
1810 - The Apothecary's Daughter - Julie Klassen
1810 - Curricle & Chase - Lizzie Church
1811 - Behind Jane Austen's Door - Jennifer Forest
1813 - The Girl in the Gatehouse - Julie Klassen
1815 - The Maid of Fairbourne Hall - Julie Klassen
1815 - The Lady of Milkweed Manor - Julie Klassen
1830 - Christina Rosetti, Learning Not to Be First
1838 - Songs from the Portuguese
1847 - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
1847 - Wuthering Heights
1853 - An Orkney Maid - Amelia Edith Huddleston
1854 - David Livingstone
1865 - William Booth, Soup, Soap, Salvation
1870 - The Dwelling Place - Catherine Cookston
1891 - Sherlock Holmes (watched movies)
1899 - Follow the Dove - Catherine M. Byrne
1905 - A Little Princess - Francis Hodgson Burnett
1914 - World War I in an Hour
1915 - The 39 Steps - John Buchan
1920 - The Enchanted April - Elizabeth Von Arnim
1930 - I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
1942 - The Italian Chapel - Philip Paris
1943 - The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie
1946 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
1950 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Current:
- Norma Ever After - Nancy Baxter
- A Week in Winter - Mauve Binchy
- From Notting Hill With Love...Actually - Ali Macnamara
Then a quick re-read of Sarum

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