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God's Secretaries  by Adam Nicolson
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Aug 03, 2010

really liked it
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I'm currently reading this only in the sense that I own it and I fully intend to get back to it. Someday. It's intriguing, typically the committee that King James formed to translate the Bible had a number of holier than thou characters (which I expected), miscreants, ne'er-do-wells (is that one word?), the opportunistic and the unqualified. Somehow I find that heartening.

It's currently hanging out with Garry Will's "Witches & Jesuits: Shakespeare's MacBeth", another one of my started-and-will-finish books. I'm assuming that they went on a time out vacation together until I got up to speed on the Jacobean regime.

9Seriously annoyed that I missed the Antiquarian book fair last weekend - they had TWO copies of the Wicked Bible! Amongst other goodies.)

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