Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Azincourt

"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!

3 comments:

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.