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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Lamentation, by C.J. Sansom

Lamentation - C.J. Sansom

Another wonderful volume in C.J. Sansom's Shardlake series of historical mysteries, set in Tudor London.  (The first is Dissolution.)


This one is set in 1546, as Henry VIII is dying, there is a heresy hunt on at court, and Anne Askew is being burned at the stake in London.  Queen Catherine Parr is nervous, as she has very imprudently written Lamentations of a Sinner, not told Henry VIII about it, and she fears that he will find out about it, rule it heretical, and she will fall, bringing down many others with her.


And it's been stolen by person or persons unknown.


Our favorite villain, Sir Richard Rich, (boo! hiss!) is back, and we also meet the future Elizabeth I, 13, and her future great minister, Cecil.


ETA: This is the cover I have, the UK one, which I think is really cool.  Looks like Americans will not only get this later (2015 - February or March?) but with a lesser cover.