Wednesday, 2 September 2009


"Azincourt" is the name of Bernard Cornwell's last book which I have just managed to borrow from the library. I hadn't realised until I started reading it that the place English know as Agincourt is known to the French as Azincourt. This is a small town, or maybe just a village, in Picardy in north-west France whereas the place known to the French as Agincourt is in north-east France. I am so far just half-way through the book, but it is as easy to read as all Bernard Cornwell's other books have been, and is a great way to learn some of the history of England!


Skip said...

My only complaint about Bernard Cornwall is that he can't seem to write fast enough.

Brighton Pensioner said...

Given the research he and his team must undertake, I find it surprising that he writes as much as he does.

Uncle Skip, said...

I suppose I could comment about the differences between fiction and non-fiction and how it seems ridiculous for a writer of fiction to do more research than many of the writers of non-fiction.

Then I thought to myself: What are you thinking. You write on blogs and do absolutely no research, only posting whatever happens to suit your fancy, true or not.