Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on Booking Through Thursday!
Quick–what are you reading right now? (Other than this question on
this website, of course.) Would you recommend it? What’s it about?
I’m currently reading The King’s Speech by Andrew Swanston. I got sent this book as part of a reading challenge from the transworld publishers. This is the Synopsis –
Summer, 1643. England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed. For Thomas Hill, a man of letters quietly running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the local inn. When a stranger knocks on his door one night and informs him that the king’s cryptographer has died, everything changes. Aware of Thomas’s background as a mathematician and his expertise incodes and ciphers, the king has summoned him to his court in Oxford. On arrival, Thomas soon discovers that nothing at court is straightforward. There is evidence of a traitor in their midst. Brutal murder follows brutal murder. And when a vital message encrypted with a notoriously unbreakable code is intercepted, he must decipher it to reveal the king’s betrayer and prevent the violent death that failure will surely bring.
I am really enjoying it. Its set in the English civil war and has an element of mystery and code breaking to it.