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Archive for August 21st, 2008

On the advice of a listener, I have enrolled in the Amazon Associates program. What this does is allow me to recommend items available on Amazon.com to listeners via this blog, and when those items are purchased through the link I provide, the show receives a certain commission from the sale. I think it’s a great way to interact with listeners and everyone wins in such an exchange. Of course, I will usually be recommending books, but films, music, and other items will appear from time to time as well.

With that said, my first recommendation to you is Who Murdered Chaucer? by Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame). This was actually used as a textbook in a medieval literature course that I recently took, and I enjoyed it immensely. It’s very readable, at times humorous, and incredibly insightful. It receives British History 101’s hearty recommendation. The problem is…I can’t get the HTML link provided by Amazon to work. Is anyone out there familiar with WordPress who may be able to help me?

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A lovely day

I checked the British History 101 PO box yesterday and was delighted to find a package from Amazon.com. I opened it up to find a few goodies from a loyal listener of the podcast (I apologize for the maddening “Search inside!” blurb atop each cover):

Confessions of St. Augustine, translated by Garry Wills

Confessions of St. Augustine, translated by Garry Wills

Life of Johnson, by (James) Boswell

Life of Johnson, by (James) Boswell

Great Tales from English History, by Robert Lacey

Great Tales from English History, by Robert Lacey

Thanks so very much, Robert! I can’t wait to dive into all of these.

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