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Walter Rothschild by Miriam Rothschild

Walter Rothschild by Miriam Rothschild

I saw the book Walter Rothschild by Miriam Rothschild – The Man, the Museum and the Menagerie. When I visited Waddesdon Manor a couple of months ago. I didn’t buy it then, but when I found it at the library, I though I should get […]

Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince. Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story. I’ve read the review of this book before borrowing it from the library and I’m glad I’ve discovered it. It is a lovely emotional story […]

Stormbringer by Philippa Gregory

Stormbringer by Philippa Gregory

Stormbringer by Philippa Gregory. The second book in the Order of Darkness series: Changeling, Stormbringer, Fools’ Gold, and Dark Tracks. It is an young adult novel, but I think it would be great as a light read for an adult on a holiday. The story […]

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens. The book can be found with the subtitle The case against religion or How Religion Poisons Everything. This is the second book I read by Christopher Hitchens, the first one being The Missionary Position. Mother Theresa in theory […]

Chasing Black Gold by Robert Stone

Chasing Black Gold by Robert Stone

Chasing Black Gold by Robert Stone, with the subtitle: The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa. I was so excited to read this book. I’ve read recently a couple of books by Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at […]

Elizabeth: the forgotten years by John Guy

Elizabeth: the forgotten years by John Guy

I was intrigued by this book, Elizabeth: the forgotten years by John Guy. After reading (mainly novels, but quite accurate historical fiction books) about the first part of her reign, I wanted to know more about the forgotten years, as John Guy describes them. I […]

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Changeling by Philippa Gregory. The first book in the Order of Darkness series: Changeling, Stormbringer, Fools’ Gold, and Dark Tracks. It’s a young adult book and I was asking myself if I should mark it with 5 stars or not. In the end, I did […]

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem is the 5th book in the series Our Mathematical World, by National Geographic. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot. Some of the books in the series might not be very entertaining, but this one was. Alsina integrated a few […]

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey is a history of the Kings and Queens of England. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot, hence giving it 5 stars. Each monarch is presented in a few pages, as one can imagine. Presenting over 1000 years of history […]

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts is the third book in the Chesapeake Bay Saga. I took it from the bookshelves on a whim, before leaving for a short holiday, camping in Oxfordshire. This is the love story of Phillip Quinn and Dr Sybill Griffin. He […]

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

I’ve read Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin as part of a book blog tour*. The book is easy to read, very nicely written. I would gladly pick up another book by her. I liked and hated the story at the same time, can’t even […]

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings and Sarah Edworthy is not the first book on Formula One I read. It is though the first history book about F1. On a Sunday, I was having a bit of time off and I was watching TV, when […]

The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett

The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett

I’ve had The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett on my book shelves for a while, but only now I’ve read it. This is the second book I read about Alice Perrers, the first one was The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien. It’s quit befitting that […]

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

As a psychologist, I’ve always gave more importance to the nature vs nurture debate. The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker shows the importance of nature. It was a fascinating read. I don’t agree with everything said in the book, […]

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle, translated by Sir Anthony Kenny. Instead of a book review, I’m going to share the quotes from the book that I found most interesting and/or intriguing. I’m going to share them how they appear, by books. Book I. Happiness the […]

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier is a fairly new book, published last year. I’ve read plenty of books written by Paul Collier. There are links for them at the end of the post, in the author’s description section. I […]