A fascinating book. If you enjoy that, and you haven't read it already "Smoke gets in Your Eyes" by Caitlin Doughty is a great insight into the world of cremation.
The strange death of Europe by Douglas Murray,highly recommended.
Agreed thank you for the recommendation I have read that one - it was very good too One for you along these lines if you haven't read it is Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Gallery of the dead by Chris Carter. Love this mans mind
Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors by Con Iggulden. The fourth and last of his War of the Roses series, fascinating period of history and a family tree that is like a pretzel.
He's not as good a writer as Bernard Cornwell (who I'd like to see tackle the story).
Has anyone a recommendation for a good book on the topic?
There's a good one written by a medical examiner. Morgue by Vincent Dimaio
Is that her real surname?😊
About 20 years after I first read it I'm rereading Strumpet City. It's a fantastic book. I won't say it mimics current society, but there are some similarities, which considering the plot is set a century ago suggests nothing much changes in this country.
Have you read The Circus Animals by the same writer my husband really rates it but I can't get into it, I have made a couple of attempts to read it.
The Old man & the sea. Hemingway. Not my first or last time to read this. So good.
I'm hitting a birthday milestone soon, I may re-read it. Then I'll go to sleep and dream about the lions.
seveneves by neal stephenson.
i think he's great in general but it's slower going than i'm used to.
great book so far though
just finished the bear and the nightingale which was great, i'm gonna get the next one
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick.
The story of the pilgrim fathers. Nicely written and very informative on an aspect of history I only had a passing knowledge of.
While it was generally well received, a lot of people really hate the gear change in the last third of it. I enjoyed it though.