And, for my birthday week, we come to the next instalment of my favourite series. My favourite series but not my favourite book. The alternate history is going into living memory so the author has to do a few little legal acrobatics to avoid copyright infringement. The book is both winding down and turning up the power as a lot of weird new elements are thrown in (Hamish Bond) and the older elements are slowing to a stop. That said, it’s still great, well-researched fun with the excellent elevation of Penelope Churchward as a main character. Just don’t take it too seriously.
That’s the short version. Here’s the long version.