Birth date: September 12, 1957
Adam Nicolson's Books
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I got a copy of this through the First Reads program.I enjoyed this book far more than I expected to. It's part poetic tribute, part travel log, part archeology/anthropology exploration, part history lesson. He does have an academic point he's trying to make: he argues that the events in the Ilia...
bookshelves: published-2001, britain-scotland, nonfiction, one-penny-wonder, autumn-2010, ancient-history, archaeology, vikings, sciences Read from October 19 to 20, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** A keeper for sure; one never knows when one can break out the Nordic war-boat and head out to investigate...
This is such an interesting book. The King James bible runs as a thread through English culture. Even if we've never read very much of it, we've all heard phrases from it, going to back to earliest nativity plays. this takes the reader through the genesis of probably the only work of art ever create...
Could have been more interesting than it was, plus I questioned some of Nicolson's theses.