Monday, August 02, 2004
Guardian Top 10: Michael Dobson and Nicola J Watson's favorite books about Elizabeth I
An appealing-looking list that ends with one of my favorite books from childhood, Ally Sheedy's She Was Nice to Mice: Top 10s | Michael Dobson and Nicola J Watson: Elizabeth I. These two are excellent scholars--I have read Dobson's book about Shakespeare in the 18th century and Watson's about the novel of letters in the romantic period, both several times a piece. Which for academic books is saying a great deal! Often I just race through the introduction and a chapter or two, scan footnotes and comb through the bibliography for anything that sounds interesting.