Weekend reading

Books and reading
Bookish (lit/culture blog)
2005 Lyttle Lytton winners (shorter worst opening sentences of imaginary novels)
Where have the editors gone?
Louise Welsh (we are not worthy)
Secret signals in lotus flowers (review of book on the ‘Indian Mutiny’ and the British imagination)
Soldiers’ letters
Setting the slaves free
On guard! (buckling some Spanish swash…)

Robin Cook
BBC obituary
Guardian obituary
One of the greats – out of office
Acerbic master of the despatch box
A lifetime passion for politics
An intellect that enthralled the House
The resignation speech

Destroyer of Worlds
60 years ago today: Hiroshima
A poem for the anniversary of Hiroshima
The atom bomb: a different perspective
Hiroshima Archive
Hiroshima remembers

Finally, on a lighter note…
Watching Braveheart (from Popcorn and chainmail – if you’re fed up of bad historical movies, there’s much here to enjoy)

Oh yes, and Channel 4 has just started a repeat run of one of my favourite history series of the last year or so, which has a marvellous mini-website: The worst jobs in history. (Tony Robinson getting the shit scared out of him or trying not to vomit at the latest disgusting stench every few minutes – not your average history presentation style.)

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One Response to Weekend reading

  1. Thanks for the links, Sharon — ‘cos I don’t have enough things to keep me from doing my work!!

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