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What book are you reading?

Post by JM1776 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:06 pm

Since this seems to have disappeared, I'll resurrect it.

I'm reading Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History, by the late and very much lamented John Julius, Viscount of Norwich. He died in June, and his love of my ancestors' home was apparent: His first two works, and one of his last, decades later, are about Sicily. They nicely bookend his legacy, if we ignore the final two or three publications.

I hope he's in Heaven talking to Roger II, John II Komnenos and anyone else about whom he wrote so well, laughing with delight at what he got right ... and even harder at what he got wrong.

Rest in peace, My Lord Viscount. You're missed.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Michael » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:27 am

I just finished Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.
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