Bernard Cornwell - The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1 Review

The first book of nine re The Last Kingdom series, Bernard Cornwell uses mostly real figures such as Alfred the Great and his one-time nemesis Guthrum in this story of an orphaned Saxon, Uhtred. Uhtred is of noble birth, and he ends up being adopted by Danish chieftain Ragnar, and Uhtred subsequently fights for the Danes against the Saxons. But everything then changes...

This is a compelling story, which doesn't shy away from the brutality of the period. Thankfully, the explicit brutality towards people and animals alike is infrequent, and the book paints an accurate picture of what life was like in England when the Danes were here.

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An inspiring book by Paul Rance, who details his Mother Thelma's brave fight against breast cancer and a disabling stroke. This book also details problems encountered dealing with 'the system', within Lincolnshire and beyond, and how the power of music can work as therapy.

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