Library Loot – August 20th Edition

This week’s library loot is an odd mix of books — Anglo-Saxons, French medieval history, time travel, Greek mythology, and the Jamestown settlement.  I’m at a bit of a loss to explain how I ended up with this lot, sooo, instead of waiting for me to come up with something witty, let’s just get to the loot.

The Shipwreck that Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America by Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith.  I was doing a general history search since I’ve been feeling a little historically deficient lately and found this.  I started it earlier in the week and so far it’s very interesting.

Achilles by Elizabeth Cook.  This one’s fiction and looks like a tasty little bit of reading.

The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier.  Time travel, 14th Century France — there is nothing more that I want in a book.

Life in Medieval France by E.R. Chamberlin.  This is sort of a reference book and doesn’t have any cover art so enjoy the red little beauty I found as a place holder.  Oddly, for a book with no cover artwork, there are a ton of photos inside.

The Anglo-Saxons by James Campbell, Eric John, and Patrick Wormald.  I picked this one up for A Tournament of Reading Challenge.  Again, amazed by the amount of pictures in this one too.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg and Claire that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.


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