Are you on your great big summer holiday yet? If not, there is still time to prepare yourself and bring along some gripping literature to while away an afternoon sunbathing on your lounger or on the beach. The soft velvet tones of Richard reading an intriguing thriller for an audio book are favoured by many a fan. For those who still rely on their eyes for holiday literature, I have a handy list of recommended reading: Did you know that Richard Armitage is a prolific writer whose oeuvre stretches from 19th century courtroom drama to 21st century beauty tips? You’ve heard it here first! There is sure to be a book that will also match *your* taste in books.
Richard’s Recommended Reading
1. Set in the cut-throat world of British banking, the bank clerk Richard Armitage is put on trial for forgery. Accused by two witnesses, Armitage is found guilty – and hanged at Old Bailey. A true story.
2. In line with his continuous sermon on empathy, Richard also has sympathy for the accusers. In his 2017 late work, Armitage discusses police suicide and how to prevent it.
3. Let’s get away from it all. Richard loves travelling; particularly in Korea. His Travel and Transport Guide is a must-read for anyone who wants to make optimum use of public transport facilities. Chapters include celebrity-proof hints and tricks to avoid fangirls in airports and how-to lists on looking at one’s personal best after 15 hours of flying.
4. Who doesn’t remember Richard’s extra-friendly welcome at the TV interview prior to the 2013 Hobbit premiere in Madrid? Little did we know, that when Richard went out of his way to say bye-bye to the camera man by hand-shake, Richard had fluent Spanish gesturing to accompany his departure. Proving that every language course should start with a lesson on culture, Richard teaches Beginning Spanish with a cultural approach.
5. With Brexit now more or less an inevitability, Richard is re-publishing his spite-project on Transnational Projects. Since his film production company is nearly in place, Armitage has added new chapters on “Getting Funding in Europe”, “Getting a Bang out of your Pound in Europe”, and “Getting Laid in Europe”.
6. And finally and most topically of all, Armitage writes a self-help book that should be mandatory for the fashion-conscious modern man.
If you are not quite convinced by the above list
although it is authentic – albeit not with *our* Richard Armitage – and you are still looking for some holiday reading, I have randomly picked a few recommendations that also appeared when I searched on Amazon.
- The intriguingly named Ella Armitage writes about The Beginnings of English History. Definitely something that history buff Armitage would enjoy.
- Less intriguingly named but already a firm fan favourite, Trudy Brasure is a fan-turned-writer. Her classic contribution to the NS canon is her retelling of the Gaskell novel, entitled In Consequence. Tried and tested, has my seal of approval 😉
- Lastly, do you want to read about fangirling as it really is? Written by a fan herself, Abby Vegas takes a look at the Richard Armitage fandom, from the perspective of a fan. Yes, there *are* books about us out there 😂
This post is a nod to Kate who has just written a fun post in her series on the RCA Armitage Dictionary. Read about Armitage disambiguation HERE.