Reading progress update: I've read 45%.

The Rider of the White Horse - Rosemary Sutcliff

"By whatever name you choose to call the present conflict, the fact, the hideous and tragic fact, remains that this is civil war; a subtly but undeniably different matter from rebellion."


If you want endless descriptions of fashions, and ladies simpering behind their fans at young bucks and rakes, then this is not the book for you. Anne Fairfax was not the kind of woman to stay at home while her husband was on campaign. She went with him and suffered just as much hardship as the soldiers who fought for him. 


And here's my handy map which has made it much easier to keep track of what's going on.