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Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh

Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh

Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh. The third novel in the Westcott Series, after Someone to Love and Someone to Hold, followed by Someone to Care and Someone to Trust. As you might now if you’ve seen the first two reviews, after the death of […]

Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh

Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh

Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh. The second novel in the Westcott Series, after Someone to Love, and followed by Someone to Wed, Someone to Care, and Someone to Trust. Humphrey Westcott dies, leaving behind a fortune and a title that will change the lives […]

Someone to Love by Mary Balogh

Someone to Love by Mary Balogh

Someone to Love by Mary Balogh. The first novel in the Westcott Series, followed by Someone to Hold, Someone to Wed, Someone to Care, and Someone to Trust. Humphrey Westcott dies, leaving behind a fortune and a title that will change the lives of everyone […]

Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd

Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd

Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd. I’ve seen him talking about the book at Victoria Derbyshire and this is why I’ve decided to borrow the book from the library. I’m very glad I did that. It’s the kind of book you would like to read in […]

In a Free Republic by Alison Plowden

In a Free Republic by Alison Plowden

In a Free Republic by Alison Plowden, is the last book Plowden published. One of the things that made me want to read this book was the name: “In a Free Republic”. It was something that made me curious, considering that the people during commonwealth […]

Great War Britain by Pamela Russell. Liverpool: Remembering 1914-18

Great War Britain by Pamela Russell. Liverpool: Remembering 1914-18

Great War Britain by Pamela Russell. Liverpool – Remembering 1914-18. I took this book from the library because I was curious about it. I like the way it was made, with lots of relevant pictures and beautiful decorated pages. Despite this I didn’t have high […]

An Armful of Animals by Malcolm D. Welshman

An Armful of Animals by Malcolm D. Welshman

I was asked to be a part of An Armful of Animals by Malcolm D. Welshman book tour*. This was a fun book to read. Welshman was a vet, now retired, who shares stories of his pets and some of the patients he had. The […]

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 […]