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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:02 PM   #1251
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:21 PM   #1252
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I am currently reading Agincourt on my Kindle.
That is a very good book, a rollicking good read, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed.

However, if you like 'Agincourt', I can unreservedly recommend his trilogy set a little earlier (the time of Crécy, in 1346), 'Harlequin', 'Vagabond' (apparently it goes under the name of 'The Archer's Tale' in the US), and the final volume, 'Heretic'. They are an excellent read, very well written and well researched, too.
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That is a very good book, a rollicking good read, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed.

However, if you like 'Agincourt', I can unreservedly recommend his trilogy set a little earlier (the time of Crécy, in 1346), 'Harlequin', 'Vagabond' (apparently it goes under the name of 'The Archer's Tale' in the US), and the final volume, 'Heretic'. They are an excellent read, very well written and well researched, too.
This was very good also, sadly for you two, it is an actually history of the battle:

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:21 PM   #1254
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This was very good also, sadly for you two, it is an actually history of the battle:

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Ah, well, as I love history, and love history books, I thank you for your recommendation. Indeed, I used to teach history for a living for years. Anyway, I'll be very happy to track it down and read it......

I used to marvel at how a subject so absolutely endlessly fascinating (to me) was so often ill-served by awful texts full of dreadful - and worse, sometimes tedious - writing.

For what it is worth, last summer, I saw an excellent production of (Shakespeare's) 'Henry V' performed by the dynamic Propeller Theatre group, which combined a ferocious athleticism with a faithful adherence to the original text.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:22 PM   #1255
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Game of Thrones 4: A Feast for Crows.
Worst Game of Thrones book but next one is very good,

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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:26 AM   #1262
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If you're reading about Agincourt then in addition to the Juliet Barker book (which I think is very weak on the actual battle itself, but very good about the campaign) you'll also want to read Anne Curry's book:



Anne Curry is a very well respected scholar and tries to prove a specific and controversial point about numbers by making some odd conclusions but it's an interesting read if a bit turgid at times. I personally found 'her battle' much more convincing.

I like Bernard Cornwall but I thought his book (Agincourt / Azincourt) was just a dramatic version of Juliet Barker's. Good fun but I think he could have tried a bit harder with it.
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If you're reading about Agincourt then in addition to the Juliet Barker book (which I think is very weak on the actual battle itself, but very good about the campaign) you'll also want to read Anne Curry's book:

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Anne Curry is a very well respected scholar and tries to prove a specific and controversial point about numbers by making some odd conclusions but it's an interesting read if a bit turgid at times. I personally found 'her battle' much more convincing.

I like Bernard Cornwall but I thought his book (Agincourt / Azincourt) was just a dramatic version of Juliet Barker's. Good fun but I think he could have tried a bit harder with it.
Thanks for the various recommendations re Agincourt; I love reading proper history. Having said that, while I know perfectly well that Bernard Cornwell doesn't always stretch himself (some of the Sharpe books became pretty repetitive), overall, he writes a readable book that is usually good fun to read. One of his books I particularly enjoyed was "Gallows Thief", an unusual standalone book, set in the immediate post-Napoleonic era in England.

When I was teaching, quite a few colleagues were rather sniffy about popular history, and writers who wrote historical fiction, whereas I took (and take) the view that anything which brings the kids to history, excites them, interests them, and further stokes their interest in reading and in finding out more about events, or people in history is A Good Thing.
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I enjoyed Crowell's Agincourt, and will probably read one of the books suggested. Thanks for the recommendations.
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If you're reading about Agincourt then in addition to the Juliet Barker book (which I think is very weak on the actual battle itself, but very good about the campaign) you'll also want to read Anne Curry's book:

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Anne Curry is a very well respected scholar and tries to prove a specific and controversial point about numbers by making some odd conclusions but it's an interesting read if a bit turgid at times. I personally found 'her battle' much more convincing.

I like Bernard Cornwall but I thought his book (Agincourt / Azincourt) was just a dramatic version of Juliet Barker's. Good fun but I think he could have tried a bit harder with it.
aha! i have read that and i agree with you! I'd forgotten about it until i sw the cover.
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Anything written by Neil Gaiman is worth reading.

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I bought the Absolute Sandman editions last year.
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Neverwhere I've always wanted to visit London and look out for these places.

I bought the Absolute Sandman editions last year.
i need to get those. i've never read a single issue of his sandman...
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i need to get those. i've never read a single issue of his sandman...
Then let me tell you you are in for one of life's great treats. I my opinion it defines what the graphic novel is for adults.

You don't need the Absolutes, the trades well get the job done.
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Then let me tell you you are in for one of life's great treats. I my opinion it defines what the graphic novel is for adults.

You don't need the Absolutes, the trades well get the job done.
i have a lot of catching up to do tho... it's gonna get pricey...
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Then let me tell you you are in for one of life's great treats. I my opinion it defines what the graphic novel is for adults.

You don't need the Absolutes, the trades well get the job done.
what are the "absolutes"?

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The Absolutes are the $100 books by DC for the Sandman there are 5 volumes and 1 volume for Death. They were released 2009-2011

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The Absolutes are the $100 books by DC for the Sandman there are 5 volumes and 1 volume for Death. They were released 2009-2011

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Did you purchase them twice? So that you can keep one in perfect condition? I do that at times, and people think I'm quite crazy. Not all, but most of them.
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