My Current Read

Yes, shock, horror it’s a book about the Battle of Waterloo. I’m about 100 pages, the author focusing on the accounts of the men (and women) from both sides who were present just outside a little known Belgian village called Waterloo on 18 June 2015. The carnage which followed reshaped the map of Europe and the accounts of survivors are a harrowing and heart breaking read.

Kershaw manages to evoke the smoke, blood, mud and utter confusion at the heart of the battle. From the diaries of Wellington and Napoleon right down to recollections of the ordinary soldier in the front line this is a tale of gory gallantry. A must for any military historian it recounts the horror and futility of war which still exist today. I’ve this and another three books on Waterloo to read as research for my next novel.

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We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 15 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

18 thoughts on “My Current Read

  1. Looks like an interesting book, but I noticed you (or author) wrote “… men and women…” This is not a criticism of you, but of the “mainstream” publishing and contemporary historians – they always have to add the words “…and women” to everything, even if no women were present or involved in the subject in question. I am certain that in the Napoleonic Wars no women were soldiers! If the writer says otherwise he is lying.

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  2. I am totally ignorant about Waterloo. I have read a great many about the Second World War, but more distant battles – no. But I do enjoy history so I will have to check it out – good luck with the research – writers are also readers for good reason.

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  3. Your first book starts at Waterloo also. What I like about your research and your writing is that it puts the real in it. Truth be told I didn’t sit down and buzz thorough the book because there is so much else to do.

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