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Athelstan: The Making of England
Tom Holland
Progress: 85/128 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 48 out of 304 pages.

Underground Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube - Andrew Martin

I'm three chapters in, and I still don't know how I feel about this book. Andrew Martin's book is an idiosyncratic history of the Underground, one which integrates personal reporting with information from a dozen more traditional accounts. The narrative itself is all over the place, and Martin assumes a greater familiarity with both the Underground and the geography of London more generally than he should for someone writing for a general audience. Yet amid the constant meandering I keep coming across interesting nuggets of information.