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A Crime in the Family by Sacha Batthyany

A Crime in the Family by Sacha Batthyany

A Crime in the Family by Sacha Batthyany is a fascinating book. I would recommend it because it shows the horrors of both communism and Nazis. Only proves how dangerous and deadly both far-left and far-right can be, and how inhumane people were treated. I […]

Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann

Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann

Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann – The Untold Story. I got this book from the library after hearing about it at a seminar on slavery. The book is not about slaves and that is what makes it so different. I’ve enjoyed it, although the author […]

A Brief History of the Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley

A Brief History of the Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley

I’ve enjoyed reading A Brief History of the Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley. I thought the book will talk only about Magna Carta, but it touched on different aspects of medieval life that impacted Magna Carta. There are chapters about women, Jews, and forests. Those […]

The colour of time by Dan Jones

The colour of time by Dan Jones

The colour of time by Dan Jones in collaboration with Marina Amaral. The subtitle is A new history of the world, 1850 to 1960. It is a very different kind of book, in which Amaral beautifully paints the colours in white and black pictures, bringing […]

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker. The case for reason, science, humanism and progress. I enjoyed this book a lot. It makes you think about the world around us, how much better is now compared to only 100 years ago. It’s a great period to live […]

Fools’ Gold by Philippa Gregory

Fools’ Gold by Philippa Gregory

Fools’ Gold by Philippa Gregory. The third book in the Order of Darkness series: Changeling, Stormbringer, and Dark tracks. This too can be read as a stand alone novel. I’ve enjoyed this book less than the other books in the series. I feel the focus […]

Upstairs & Downstairs by Sarah Warwick

Upstairs & Downstairs by Sarah Warwick

It’s the first time I finish a book and I give it 1 stars. Upstairs & Downstairs by Sarah Warwick had this honour, if I can say so. The book has the subtitle The Illustrated Guide to the Real World of Downton Abbey despite not […]

How To Be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman

How To Be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman

How To Be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman. A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life. I liked the book a lot and I can’t wait to read the other two books she wrote, see details about the author at the end of the post. How To […]

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir sounded like a book I would enjoy. This is not the first book I read by Weir. I’ve read Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen a few months ago. I gave it 4 stars because Weir relied […]

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones – The Kings Who Made England. I saw it described as “a family portrait of the Plantagenet kings from Henry II to Richard II”, and that is very accurate. It is presented as a family story, making it easy to […]

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, written with the help of Christina Lamb. I was keen on reading about Malala and I did enjoy the book. That being said, I gave it 4 stars because I found it tiring how many times god was mentioned. […]

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler. It has the subtitle A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. This is an interesting book and is also very easy to follow. I thought the book has a more scientific approach. But, it is a self-help […]

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. I’ve read a recommendation for this book and I was intrigued. I found it at the library and borrowed it. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the real story of Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, written by Diane Ackerman, a […]

Angelica Stone by Susi Osborne

Angelica Stone by Susi Osborne

I received Angelica Stone by Susi Osborne as part of a Book Blog Tour*. It is the story of Angelica Stone, a victim of sexual abuse that resulted in psychological trauma. She was reluctant to allow others in her life, but becomes best friend with […]

A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver

A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver

I saw A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver in the library by chance and I had to borrow it. I didn’t know much about Scotland’s history and it seemed interesting. And, of course, I knew Neil Oliver from Coast. My first disappointment with the […]

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck. Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life. This is a book I would recommend to everybody. Even if you don’t have toxic parents, it is very likely that you are close to people that had, a […]