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SusannaG

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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

Trio for Blunt Instruments
Rex Stout
Progress: 20 %
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters
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 Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %

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.