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.