Thursday, 18 November 2021

Take two: The English Civil War: At First Hand, Tristram Hunt (2002)

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This book was bought new at Kinokuniya in or soon after August 2004. At the time I was deep in readings of British history on account of an infatuation with Jane Austen, whose novels I’d discovered at about the time (2002) this book was published. For some reason – probably topic fatigue – I didn’t get around to reading this book until now. I don’t regret this happening as it’s brought me back into touch with parts of my personal history that’d long been dormant.

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