Sunday reading

“As I knew I could not attain a heavenly paradise … I became a historian.” The reviewer has some criticisms, but The Historian could be worth reading. (It’s an updating of the vampire novel, and Count Dracula himself is the historian.)

Searching for women who wrote in Latin: not quite as difficult as you might think.

Winners of the alternative Harry Potter ending competition.

Live coverage of rain at Lords. The British weather might just save our sorry hides from the complete thrashing that we thoroughly deserve.

Review of a book on fashion and politics in history. Sounds fun.

OK, yet another article on the Harry Potter phenomenon, but quite interesting.

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5 Responses to Sunday reading

  1. Steve says:

    You should *never* bowl the aussies out for under 200 in the first innings. It just makes them angry.

  2. Sharon says:

    So we were the victims of our own (initial) success rather than just being shite?

  3. Steve says:

    Both. At least we’ve got Pietersen. Great to see we have at least one tough bloke, following in that grand tradition of British bulldog battlers like Tony Greig, Alan Lamb, Nasser Hussein and Graemme Hick.

  4. Rebecca says:

    If you read The Historian, let us know how it is. I’ve read mixed reviews and figured I could wait until it came out in paperback…

  5. Sharon says:

    Steve: heh. Yep, Pietersen was the one good thing about it. Cool as a cucumber, or what? (Even if he can’t hold on to a ball…)

    Rebecca, I’m equally unlikely to buy it in hardback. (The review I linked was sort of mixed in itself.) I have several doorstops that I want to read first anyway. But if I do get round to it, I’ll report back… And if anybody else is reading it, let us know what you think!

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