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With the weekend coming up, I am looking forward to putting down my research books and reading something a little lighter. I normally have a couple of books on the go and I am currently reading work by Doerr and Rubenhold.
I am absolutely loving the stunning, lyrical language in Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. The imagery, tightness of the prose and sheer beauty of the writing shows a master craftsman at work. Am taking my time with this book and savouring each sentence.
Just finished Hallie Rubenhold’s book The Five, The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. Great to see the stories of the victims coming to light. It’s incredible how much of a documentary trail four of the women left behind. Who says women are missing from history? They are there in the archives, waiting to be found. Am now indulging a Rubenhold fix. This morning the postie pushed Lady Worsley’s Whim through the letterbox so hoping to make a big dent in that this weekend.
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The Books Mentioned:
All The Light We Cannot See:
The Five: The Untold Lives of The Women Killed by Jack The Ripper:
Lady Worsley’s Whim:
Julia is a corporate lawyer by day, and a historical detective in her spare time. She researches the 18th century and the women history has overlooked. She competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, for fencing and was granted an OBE in 1999. Today, she lives outside Edinburgh. Follow the instagram link below for daily posts on inspirational and controversial women.