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same as it ever was
Make your own path. 
6th-Jan-2009 12:43 pm
stepping across the line
If you constantly follow the steps of others, you will lose your way. Do not follow those who are not true guides, for if you do, you may be lost forever.


Today I be mainly baking and winter-warmer soup-making while MWNN dismantles the PC storage unit/desk and the wardrobe. The cleaning for the painting can then begin before the 'Designer' arrives to measure up for the new fitted unit.


First book of the year (Azincourt) finished over this morning's breakfast.
Amazon review
"'His best book yet. No one understands the experience of the common soldier better than Bernard Cornwell and in this gripping account of the Agincourt campaign, seen through the eyes of a simple archer, he tears away the gloss of legend to reveal the raw truth of medieval warfare in all its shocking brutality, filth and gore.'"
What I think
I don't agree that it's his best book to date but I agree with everything else. I like the way he always adds a historical note at the end where he outlines any changes or additions he made to the 'facts'.

Comments 
6th-Jan-2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
I quite like Bernard Cornwall and may have to check this one out


Are you feeling better today?
6th-Jan-2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that Azincourt didn't grab me in the same way that the The Grail Quest trilogy did.

The cough is the result of the cold. It gets better when I swim regularly but I'm reluctant to leaved the warmth of the house.
6th-Jan-2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Mmmm soup. I have broccoli, cauliflower and stilton left over from christmas which will be made into soup tomorrow.
6th-Jan-2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
I have no left over anything - YaY!

I used a bag of frozen stew vegetables for the soup. It would have been more to my liking if I'd gone with the instinct to use a veggie stock cube, but MWNN wanted the beef broth.
6th-Jan-2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
I like Sharpe best so far, but quite liked the civil war and 100 years war? maybe ones, archer trilogy, but I didn't like Merlin at all
6th-Jan-2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
Azincourt is another story told through the eyes of an English archer,so I think you'd like it. The archer trilogy was the Grail Quest trilogy. The Warlord Chronicles was a re-telling of the Arthur story but I don't think any of the books was called 'Merlin'.

I can't get into the Sharpe books at all and the only reason I watch the televised version is Sean Bean ;)
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