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Nine Pints by Rose George

Nine Pints by Rose George

Nine Pints by Rose George might sound like a book about pubs, until you read the subtitle: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood. The book is called Nine Pints because this is, roughly, as much as we have. It is such a […]

A Very Special Christmas by Mary Balogh

A Very Special Christmas by Mary Balogh

I wanted to borrow this book last year for Christmas, but I couldn’t as it was borrowed by someone else. So, this year I made sure I got A Very Special Christmas by Mary Balogh in time. In time was over a month before Christmas […]

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer – Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. The whole concept of the book is that, despite being made aware by countless scientists, most of us live as if we were climate change deniers because we fail to […]

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari is the third book I read by Harari. As with the other two, I rate this highly as well. If you are familiar with his views, you might expect that he would touch on the […]

Cilka’s journey by Heather Morris

Cilka’s journey by Heather Morris

Cilka’s journey by Heather Morris is the second book I read by her. It was published earlier this month and I was so keen on reading it. The first book I read was The Tattooist of Auschwitz (see my review linked at the end of […]

The Reign of Henry VIII by David Starkey

The Reign of Henry VIII by David Starkey

The Reign of Henry VIII by David Starkey – Personalities and Politics might be a short book, but it offers an interesting perspective on the politics of Henry VIII’s reign. I can’t say that I share his views on how much impact the factions had […]

British History 1485-1603

British History 1485-1603

I’ve decided to make a post about my reading list for University, the British History 1485-1603. I study this subject now, in the first year, for 10 weeks, during the Michaelmas term and at the beginning of the Hilary term. All these books were included […]

Henry VIII by Lucy Wooding

Henry VIII by Lucy Wooding

Henry VIII by Lucy Wooding is one of the books I was recommended for my studies. I loved her writing style and her ideas are new, as she looks at Henry VIII from a different perspective. Furthermore, she holds lectures on Early Modern History for […]

Someone to honour by Mary Balogh

Someone to honour by Mary Balogh

I was so excited to get this book from the library just before our holiday. Someone to Honour by Mary Balogh is the 6th book in the Westcott series, the story of Abigail, the illegitimate daughter of Humphrey Westcott and Gilbert Bennington, a lieutenant colonel […]

Henry VII by Sean Cunningham

Henry VII by Sean Cunningham

Henry VII by Sean Cunningham is a biography filled with facts. I’ve enjoyed it a lot, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, unless you are very interested in Henry VII’s reign. The book deals with all his reign, how he ran the government and how […]

The English by Jeremy Paxman

The English by Jeremy Paxman

The English by Jeremy Paxman – A Portrait of a People. The aim of the book was to talk about the English, not the British or Scots, Irish, or Welsh. I got this book from a second hand bookshop, one of two by him, and […]

The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain by John Morrill

The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain by John Morrill

The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain is edited by John Morrill and it is a compilation of chapters on different aspects of that period, each one authored by another historian. I have to say that I didn’t read all the book because […]

Women in History

Women in History

This is a round-up of the books I’ve read and I’ve enjoyed. The topic of the round-up is Women in History. I gave all the books at least 3 stars. For each recommendation I’m writing a very short description. All the books are non-fiction, of […]

History Of British Costume by James Robinson Planché

History Of British Costume by James Robinson Planché

I bought History Of British Costume by James Robinson Planché from a museum gift shop. It was on offer and I couldn’t resist, especially as I love fashion. The book was published in 1834 and that was another reason I wanted to read it. It […]

English Reformations by Christopher Haigh

English Reformations by Christopher Haigh

Judging by the name, English Reformations by Christopher Haigh – Religion, Politics, and Society under the Tudors, doesn’t sound like a terrible exciting book (unless you are studying history). I couldn’t be more wrong. This is such a well written history, very often with funny […]

Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran

Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran

Elizabeth I and Her Circle by Susan Doran. The book aims to show the inside story of Elizabeth I’s inner circle, including her dealings with her Stewart and Suffolk cousins. I was surprised that the book was so pro-Elizabeth instead of being neutral. I’m going […]