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Interesting look at Tudor history
on 27 February 2016
Excellent read as ever from Phil Rickman, the quality of his writing is consistent. Rather too many references to the moon as an atmospheric device, but it's not enough to stop the story being entertaining.
My only other point of contention would be the fact that the real John Dee must have been a very intelligent, analytical individual (he managed to survive through some very brutal, superstitious times) whereas he seems a somewhat bumbling character in these stories. I feel Phil Rickman needs to acknowledge the sharp mind of this polymath a little more.