A reading update

I have not read any non-fiction recently to add to my Reading Challenge but the last fiction book I finished reading was Winston’s War by Michael Dobbs.  My brother and sister-in-law gave me this book when we were in Sydney. (They were trying to declutter.) Since then they have visited us and brought two boxes of books.  They are seriously decluttering now!

Winston's WarFrom the cover:

Saturday 1 October 1938. Two men meet. One is elderly, the other in his twenties. One will become the most revered man of his time, and the other known as the greatest of traitors.

Winston Churchill met Guy Burgess at a moment when the world was about to explode. Now in is astonishing new novel, Michael Dobbs throws brilliant fresh light upon Churchill’s relationship with the Soviet spy and the twenty months of conspiracy, chance and outright treachery that were to propel Churchill from outcast to messiah and change the course of history.

I have read other books by this author and have thoroughly enjoyed them.  This book didn’t disappoint.  I enjoy books that are intertwined with real history. I am now off to the second hand bookshop to see if I can get the follow up Never Surrender.

Since writing this draft I puchased the e-book version of Never Surrender to read while I was overseas.  I didn’t get it read and since then I have moved on to David Baldacci.  I will get around to reading Never Surrender, just not at the moment.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorna says:

    I like the sound of this. I’m reading Stella Rimington’s autobiography at the moment (she was the first female Director-General of MI5) and she makes occasional reference to Guy Burgess.

    1. suth2 says:

      I have just listened to an interview with Stella Rimmington on our ABC Bookshelf. I had no idea she was a crime writer and had written so many books. I put her down on my list of authors to read.

      1. Lorna says:

        I haven’t read any of her novels either. Like you, I must rectify that some time.

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