The list author says: "I've had a lot of time to read over the last 11 years since I was a Dialysis patient for 7 of those years. I was given a "gift" of a new kidney in Apr 2007. Books became my companion as the machine would clean my blood 3 times a week. During that time a found a few books by S. K. Penman & Margaret George about Medieval/Tudor England. They whetted my appetite for many other good reads over the next 10 years or so. Well, here is the promised list."
"The first of 4 novels about the Wessex King Alfred the Great who forged the start of the nation we now call Great Britain. I've read the first 3 books in the series: "The Pale Horseman" & "Lords of the North" followed. I just purchased the last book in the series "Sword Song". Will read it , eventually! Its on my TBR pile."
"I saw "King Rat" in the movies back in my youth and was intrigued by James Clavell's work. I read all of his books, early on, but read "Shogun"again, recently. It still has the great impact it did 40 years ago."
"I read this book years ago and was fascinated by his description of the building of Salisbury Cathedral. This led me to POTE by Follett and other books by Rutherfurd ( Russka, London & The Princes of Ireland). He is the British "James Michener"."