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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Barbara W. Tuchman, Nadia May
Progress: 696/1718minutes
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
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Le premier jour
Marc Levy
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Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
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Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
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The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England - Ian Mortimer

A drier read than his Guide to Mediaeval England, but I still found several of the chapters to be quite interesting even if some of the others dragged a bit.


For example, the hierarchy of water sources did help to explain some of their attitudes toward baths.  That is, it’s not so much that they didn’t bathe as they didn’t generally have sufficient quantities of “safe” water in which to do it.