Mark Fishpool

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The War Poets: A Selection of World War I Poetry (&hellip by Rupert Brooke
4.0 out of 5 stars Memories of tragedy, 9 May 2013
I'm not a big poetry fan, but these really evoke a sense of the First World War and what it's what like in the true aches and back at home. I read it for Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est' which I did at school, and discovered some other talented poets in the process.
The Making of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
Whilst at times the politics got a bit on the heavy side, overall I found this an interesting and informative read. Generally the style is easy to understand although occasionally the thematic approach (rather than strict chronological order of events) means you are jumping around the years. I think this works well though generally. Of course, given the amount of time this book covers, the subjects are only discussed at a fairly high level for the most part.
Heirs of Mars (Special Edition) by Jordan Lockhart
Heirs of Mars (Special Edition) by Jordan Lockhart
This was quite a difficult one to get in to for the first few chapters as there were a lot of characters being introduced and it wasn't always apparent where they fit into the overall plot. After a while it settled down into an enjoyable read, and I found myself wanting the different story arcs to connect. I found the latter half a great read and entertaining. The ending seemed a bit rushed though and it felt like there were still some loose ends to tie up.

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