I’ve been focusing on research other than books of late, and have been too exhausted to do much reading for pleasure, so there weren’t many books this month.
Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism: Approaching the Imperial Archive: Kirsty Reid & Fiona Paisley (eds)
This is a good discussion of various aspects of historical practice involving colonial archive work.
True History of the Kelly Gang: Peter Carey
I very much enjoyed the writing of this, with the very unique voice and style, but have to admit to finding it a little boring, especially in the first half, which seemed very repetitive to me. That said, I know the history of Ned Kelly well, so this definitely influenced my interest in the actual story. Worth it for the writing, though!
Madness at Home: The Psychiatrist, the Patient, and the Family in England, 1820-1860: Suzuki Akihito
An excellent work of scholarship, with well-defined parameters and interesting and in-depth use of examples. Clearly and engagingly written, too.