The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The current "bedtime story" at the Blackwell house. One of the classics enjoyed by all our contributors and no doubt influence us to write stories of daring and over-romantic heroism at times.

The Stand, by Stephen King. Dad's Audible book of the month, or in this case a couple of months given that this unabridged version is over fifty hours long! This is Dad's second go-round with this book. Stephen King is a love-him or hate-him author we suppose, and although rather "adult" in parts, is loved (or at least enjoyed) by Dad.

Medieval Warfare: A History, edited by Maurice Keen - started years ago but never finished, Dad is revisiting this and its sections on "Arms, Armour, and Horses", "Mercenaries", "War and the Non-Combattant in the Middle Ages" and covers the various phases of medieval warfare. Reading needed to disabuse himself of any influence things like Dungeons and Dragons and bad fantasy fiction may have had over the years.

Last Updated 23 January 2019.

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