Part 1 in Manda Scott’s telling of the Boudicca story introduces us to Breaca as she grows from childhood to become as a warrior of the Iceni, and her brother Bon, captured by enemy Arminius and taken as a slave to Roman Gaul where he ends up a soldier in the Roman Army, returning to Britain under the leadership of Gaius Suetonius Paulinus in the invasion of AD 60 / 61.
The audiobook is unabridged, with I like but it makes for a lot of listening….
Underground places and spaces, people and history.
As I said in my weeknotes, I’d found I was reluctant to read Robert Macfarlane’s latest, taking it with me on holiday more out of a sense of “I ought to” rather than “I want to”. I’m not sure what was putting me off – perhaps the title and the theme, or the size, but as ever with Robert Macfarlane’s writing it drew me in from page 1.