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Robin Hood. Outlaw. by David Stuart Ryan
Robin Hood. Outlaw. by David Stuart Ryan
This is a good, well researched book that gives a different view of Robin Hood. True, his gang of outlaws are called 'Merrie' however Little John is shown to be slightly jealous of Robin but is still a great friend and the Sherrif of Nottingham is not quite as charming as Alan Rickman's version. The book details how cheap life was in that era and the horrors of the plague are detailed beautifully. Is there a happy ending? Well I won't spoil it for anybody but buy it and I'm sure that you won't be disappointed.
Saxons! The Dunstan Chronicles by David Beeson
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Story, 2 May 2014
This book is a good read about a time in English history that is not well recorded. Obviously the author has had to fill in with dialogue of his own and speculation of what may have occured as if it really did but it does not retract that from my point of view this is a good, entertaining history lesson. The only fault that I picked up on is that kilometres is used instead of miles, a bit strange that. I will definately buy more from this author.
Silver's Odyssey by Henry Duggan
Silver's Odyssey by Henry Duggan
A good book that reminded me a little bit of Papillon. The storyline is taken from the viewpoint of a Spanish soldier who is shipwrecked and then goes through lots of deprivations and eventually....well, I will not spoil this book's ending. I honestly didn't think that I would finish this book in the time that I did but it was very hard to put down. The way that the different peoples behave (Indians and Spanish) is well catalogued and all in all, an enjoyable read.

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