Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 Completed Challenges: British History

Host: Impressions in Ink
Name: British History Reading Challenge
Dates: January - December 2014
# of books: my goal 9 to 12

What I read:

1. Lady of the English. Elizabeth Chadwick. 2011. Sourcebooks. 544 pages. [Source: Library] 
2. 1066 And All That. W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman. 1931/1993. Barnes & Noble. 116 pages. [Source: Bought]
3. Duchess of Drury Lane. Freda Lightfoot. 2013. Severn House. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
4. Royal Affair: George III And His Scandalous Siblings. 2006. Random House. 384 pages. [Source: Library]
5. The Revolt of the Eaglets. Jean Plaidy. 1977. 320 pages. [Source: Bought] 
6. Doomsday Book. Connie Willis. 1992. Random House. 592 pages.  [Source: Book I Bought]
7. The Courts of Love. Jean Plaidy. 1987. Broadway Books. 576 pages. [Source: Bought]
8. Scarlet. A.C. Gaughen. 2012. Walker. 292 pages. [Source: Library]
9. Goodnight, Mr. Tom. Michelle Magorian. 1981. HarperCollins. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
10. In Search of England. H.V. Morton. 1927/2007. Da Capo Press. 304 pages. [Source: Bought]
11. Blackout. Connie Willis. 2010. Random House. 495 pages. [Source: Bought]
12. The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side. Damien Lewis. 2014. Simon & Schuster. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
13. The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court At Kensington Palace. Lucy Worsley. 2010. Walker. 432 pages [Source: Bought]
14. The Princess of Celle. Jean Plaidy. 1967/1985. Ballantine. 400 pages. [Source: Bought]
15. The Merry Monarch's Wife. (A Queens of England Novel). Jean Plaidy. 1991/2008. Crown. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]
16. The Birth of Britain (History of the English Speaking People #1). Winston Churchill. 1956. 496 pages. [Source: Bought]
17. History of England. Jane Austen. 1977. 64 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
18. A Child's History of England. Charles Dickens. 1851-1853.  390 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
19. The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt. Scott O'Dell. 1975/1988. JourneyForth. 182 pages. [Source: Bought]
20. Tudor: The Family Story. Leanda de Lisle. 2013. Public Affairs. 576 pages. [Source: Library]
21. To Say Nothing of the Dog. Connie Willis. 1998. Bantam. 493 pages. [Source: Bought]
22. The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, The Playboy Prince. Jane Ridley. 2013. Random House. 752 pages. [Source: Library]
23. When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman. 1994. Random House. 746 pages. [Source: Bought]
24. Lady Thief. A.C. Gaughen. 2014. Walker Books. 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]
25. Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman. James Sharpe. 2004. Profile Books. 258 pages. [Source: Book I bought]
26.  Hideous Love: The Story of The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein. Stephanie Hemphill. 2013. HarperCollins. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
27. An Autobiography. Agatha Christie. 1977/1996. Berkley. 635 pages. [Source: Bought]
28.  A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens. 1854/2003. Bantam Classics. 382 pages. [Source: Bought]
29. The Man Who Invented Christmas. Les Standiford. 2008. Crown. 241 pages. [Source: Library]


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