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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

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 5 %
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %
Cosmic Quest Cd (Bbc Audio)
Heather Couper
Firedrake's Eye
Patricia Finney
Progress: 15/249 pages

To Kingdom Come

To Kingdom Come - Will Thomas

Another fun read, featuring guest appearances from Charles Parnell and William Butler Yeats.  This time our private detectives personal enquiry agents, Barker and Llewellyn, are on the track of Irish radicals, out to bomb the British royal family (and most of London) "to kingdom come."


This involves Barker impersonating an irascible German bomb expert, and Llewellyn his Welsh anarchist assistant bomb-maker-in-training.


Like I said, another fun read.


(Btw, the bombing of Scotland Yard, and of the Rising Sun pub across the street, by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians - actually happened on May 30, 1884.)