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In a world where George Orwell didn’t play for Crystal Palace and I didn’t have time to write poetry because I became a successful teacher of English as a foreign language in Japan the literary landscape was very different…

Here is this month’s reading list which I bestow upon you;

Mary Beard – Women & Power
Lori Lesko – Our Daughters
Diana Gabaldon – Cross Stich (The Outlander Series)
Tom Rob Smith – The Secret Speech (Child 44 Trilogy)
Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games
Robert Harris – Fatherland
Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Margaret Attwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Attwood – The Heart Goes Last
Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park
Aldous Huxley– Brave New World
Maggie Stiefvater – The Scorpio Races

Some very interesting discussions had by the group today and a broad view of what fits under the “alternative history” banner, which is great as I think this is an awesome reading list. Particularly check out friend of the blog Lori Lesko’s book.

See you next time for the “Based on a True Story.” Edition, unless of course the Nazi’s have won the war and we’re stuck in a Dystopian nightmare where we are all digital clones forced to take part in a Star Trek themed computer game.

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