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30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

I like red wine, it is my favourite alcoholic drink, but I can’t say I know a lot about it. So I was very curious to read 30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset*. It is part of a series I’ve read a few books from. This…

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland* is a very interesting book. It covers the whole history of the RAF, since before its birth in 1918. The Royal Air Force is the oldest air force in the world and it has a fascinating story. I…

Ravished by Amanda Quick

Ravished by Amanda Quick

Ravished by Amanda Quick is a retelling of the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast. I just love this book, I think I’ve read it twenty times and I would gladly read it again. Miss Harriet Pomeroy needs him, Gideon Westbrook, Viscount St. Justin, because…

Affair by Amanda Quick

Affair by Amanda Quick

In Affair by Amanda Quick we find out the story of Charlotte Arkendale and Baxter St. Ives. He is a bastard, recognized by his father, who spends his time in high society circles, but still a bastard. What I loved most about this book was…

Quotes to Live by: The Queen

Quotes to Live by: The Queen

Quotes to Live by: The Queen* is the second book I read from this series. I am a staunch monarchist and so I loved reading quotes by Queen Elizabeth II. I read a book about her last year, here is the review. She is such…

Scandal by Amanda Quick

Scandal by Amanda Quick

Scandal by Amanda Quick is another book I read as a teenager. It seems I still love her style and I will read a few more books by her these days. Scandal is the story of Emily Faringdon and Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl…

Winston Churchill: In His Own Words

Winston Churchill: In His Own Words

Winston Churchill: In His Own Words* is part of the series, Orange Hippo!. I have another book from this series and I can’t wait to start reading it, as in today. Winston Churchill is one of the most iconic world leaders and this book is…

Dangerous by Amanda Quick

Dangerous by Amanda Quick

I read Dangerous by Amanda Quick and other books by her as a teenager. Now that I’m on holiday I’ve decided to take a break a few days and read some light books, before going back to serious subjects. So, there will be some regency…

The Whisky Cubes Pack by Jim Murray

The Whisky Cubes Pack by Jim Murray

I love whisky and I wanted to know more, so I was delighted to receive The Whisky Cubes Pack*. The pack contains the book The Complete Guide to Whisky by Jim Murray and eight granite cubes for cooling the drinks without diluting them. I think…

High Spirits by Kate Heard

High Spirits by Kate Heard

I got High Spirits by Kate Heard – The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson from Buckingham Palace, when I visited it in January. In that occasion I also got George IV by the same author. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh said that ‘There…

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn is another book in the 30-Second series I’ve enjoyed this year. It made me remember some of the things I learned while in high-school, and it also showed me how much I forgot from high-school at the same time. The…

George IV by Kate Heard

George IV by Kate Heard

George IV by Kate Heard (editor) is the companion catalogue for the Art & Spectacle special exhibition. I bought this beautifully illustrated hardback book that accompanies the George IV exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, back in January. I enjoyed the exhibition very…

Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton

Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton

I recently bought Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton because I thought it would be a nice book to relax before going to bed. Well, some of the parts in these tales were a bit dreadful, but overall the stories were nice. Michael Newton edited…

Drug Wars by Neil Woods

Drug Wars by Neil Woods

I wanted to read this book, Drug Wars by Neil Woods and J S Rafaeli, for a while. I attended a lecture with Woods a couple of years ago, but I had no cash with me, so I couldn’t purchase the book after the lecture.…

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

I got Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management last year and now, as I was studying the period, I thought it would be a good time to read it. Well, this is a fascinating book, offering a really good insight into what the middle classes…

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

You might ask yourself why I’ve decided to read The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols right now. Because it is a highly relevant book at this time. I was happy to see it available online, for a couple of months, on Bodleian, as the…