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Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

I was eager to read Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan – Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life. Even before finishing his first book, Happiness by Design, I stopped and reserved this one at the library. It was a disappointment though. I gave it…

Peaceful Conquest by Sidney Pollard

Peaceful Conquest by Sidney Pollard

Peaceful Conquest by Sidney Pollard – The Industrialization of Europe 1760-1970 might not be on our wish list for Christmas, but it is surely a very good book for students reading history. I’ve read it quite fast and I like the amount of data included…

Reclaimed by the Knight by Nicole Locke

Reclaimed by the Knight by Nicole Locke

Reclaimed by the Knight by Nicole Locke is the seventh book in the Lovers and Legends series. I stopped reading the previous book in the series, as it was not to her standard. I’m glad that I’ve decided to continue reading her books, as this…

Instant History by Sandra Lawrence

Instant History by Sandra Lawrence

Instant History by Sandra Lawrence* is a small but informative book from the Instant series. I have three more books from this series to review, including one that I’m reading at the moment, on Engineering. The book is divided into four periods: Early modern period;…

Saving Buddy by Nicola Owst

Saving Buddy by Nicola Owst

I discovered Saving Buddy by Nicola Owst – The heartwarming story of a very special rescue when I saw Crufts this year. I’m a big fan of Crufts, I went there once a few years ago, see here the story about that, and the last…

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke is the fifth book in the Lovers and Legends series. This is the story of Rhain, a mercenary knight, brother to Teague from the previous book, and Helissent, a beautiful woman, but with deep scars from a fire…

In Debt to the Enemy Lord by Nicole Locke

In Debt to the Enemy Lord by Nicole Locke

In Debt to the Enemy Lord by Nicole Locke is the fourth book in the Lovers and Legends series. I took pictures of the books before I read them, hence this is photographed, like all the others, on a tartan scarf, but the story takes…

Brunel by Steven Brindle

Brunel by Steven Brindle

I bought Brunel by Steven Brindle – The Man Who Built the World – with an introduction by Dan Cruickshank from Brunel museum in London. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the greatest minds of the 19th century. This short book tells his story, starting…

Formula One 2020 by Bruce Jones

Formula One 2020 by Bruce Jones

I thought today will be different, as I wanted to share my review for Formula One 2020 by Bruce Jones* on the same day as the new F1 season starts. When I started reading this book, I did not imagine the first few races will…

The Highland Laird’s Bride by Nicole Locke

The Highland Laird’s Bride by Nicole Locke

The Highland Laird’s Bride by Nicole Locke is the third book in the Lovers and Legends series. This time the protagonist is Bram, Laird of Clan Colquhoun and Lioslath of Clan Fergusson. His sister, Gaira was the heroine in the first novel and her betrothed…

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan – Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life – is a short book about happiness, from a psychological perspective. Dolar is a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and his approach is clear and scientific,…

Her Enemy Highlander by Nicole Locke

Her Enemy Highlander by Nicole Locke

Her Enemy Highlander by Nicole Locke is the second book in the Lovers and Legends Series. This is related in a small way to the first book, but it can be read as a stand-alone novel without any issues. The events take place a few…

Europe’s Uncertain Path 1814-1914 by R.S. Alexander

Europe’s Uncertain Path 1814-1914 by R.S. Alexander

Europe’s Uncertain Path 1814-1914 by R.S. Alexander – State Formation and Civil Society – is one of the books I was recommended for European History at University. It is well written and I’ve enjoyed reading it. As the subject is not exactly easy, I don’t…

The Knight’s Broken Promise by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Broken Promise by Nicole Locke

The Knight’s Broken Promise by Nicole Locke is the first book from a series of 8 novels. I read recently a book by her and I like her style, so I borrowed three of the books in the series. I just loved this book, both…

The Royal Pavilion by Jessica Rutherford

The Royal Pavilion by Jessica Rutherford

I got this book, The Royal Pavilion by Jessica Rutherford, when I was on holiday in Brighton and I went to see the Pavilion. It is a guidebook and I was not sure if I should add it to my overall reading challenge, but, in…

Concise History of Romania by Keith Hitchins

Concise History of Romania by Keith Hitchins

I got Concise History of Romania by Keith Hitchins from Bodleian as I was curious to find out how much of Romanian history I still remember from school. Also, I wanted to read a non-biased view, by an American professor. The book was so interesting…