No walk this morning, rain. I think I am likely to go tomorrow regardless of the weather.
I haven’t had a collision of books for quite a while. I think I have given up on Bede for a while. It was just a feeling that although interesting, the book isn’t quite what I expected. Why wouldn’t a book written in the eighth century focus on the important people of that time. Whereas, I guess I was expecting to hear about “normal” people. Whose life’s were pretty much undoubtedly rubbish for the most part.
We were given a book about village life in the 19th century. I only read the introduction and was pretty much hooked. I think it’s because we recently watched Downton Abbey. A programme I didn’t expect to enjoy, but was hooked straight away. You can’t help but wonder about the historical accuracy of programmes like that, but the social structure portrayed in DA are seen in the book.
So, I’ve got that book on the go on the breakfast table. And there are a couple of other books which I can’t make up my mind which book to read in which order. Usually, that order defines itself. It may be that the other books won’t quite pan out. Let’s see how things develop.