Currently, I am reading the following
The Savage Garden - Mark Mills
"The Savage Garden is the second novel written by British author Mark Mills. Set in 1958, the story tells of Cambridge student Adam Strickland and his trip to Tuscany, Italy; which started off as a chance to study the old, Italian renaissance architecture of a garden owned by the aristocratic Docci family and results in Adam solving two murders: one from the 16th century and one just after World War II. His discoveries shake the entire lineage of the Docci clan including his love interest Antonella's life."
The Shakespeare Secret - J. L. Carrell
"A modern serial killer - hunting an ancient secret. A woman is left to die as the rebuilt Globe theatre burns. Another woman is drowned like Ophelia, skirts swirling in the water. A professor has his throat slashed open on the steps of Washington’s Capitol building. A deadly serial killer is on the loose, modelling his murders on Shakespeare’s plays. But why is he killing? And how can he be stopped? A gripping, shocking page turner, The Shakespeare Secret masterfully combines modern murder and startling true revelations from the life of Shakespeare. It has been acclaimed as one of the most compulsively readable thrillers of recent years."
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Mary Boleyn The Great and Infamous Whore - Alison Weir
A full length biography of Anne's sister and Henry's mistress.
More information available at http://alisonweir.org.uk/
The Samurai and the Courtesan - Lesley Downer
"1868: In the Floating World of Japan’s exotic pleasure quarters, sex is for sale and the only forbidden fruit is love. Hana is just seventeen when her husband leaves for war, leaving her alone and very vulnerable. When enemy soldiers attack her house she flees for her life across the shattered city of Tokyo and takes refuge in the Yoshiwara, its famous pleasure quarter. There she is forced to train as a courtesan."
Text and image from: http://www.lesleydowner.com/books/the-courtesan-and-the-samurai/
And I always refer to these Tudor Tailor books at least once or twice a week:
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