JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

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More reading finished ...

David C. Hanrahan's biography of Colonel Blood, a 17th century celebrity who I first learned about when George Macdonald Fraser cast him as starring rogue in his wonderful The Pyrates. 'twas quite interesting to learn about the real Thomas Blood ... while he's most famous for his theft of the British Crown Jewels and his unexplained full pardon by King Charles II, that was actually just a small blip in a very colourful career that continued even after his death (when his body was exhumed so that it could be proven that he had really died and wasn't just faking it).

A worthwhile read, especially for "Pyrates" fans who want to go beyond Fraser's mini-bio in the back of that book.

Now ... that heap of Sandman comic books or Will Eisner's New York? Decisions, decisions ... :p
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