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…

The Making of Modern Woman by Lynn Abrams

The Making of Modern Woman by Lynn Abrams

The Making of Modern Woman by Lynn Abrams sounded like an interesting book, from the list recommended for my studies. While I was reading it, the book seemed good, with a few assumptions which I don’t necessarily think they added anything to the book, until…

Modernity and Bourgeois Life by Jerrold Seigel

Modernity and Bourgeois Life by Jerrold Seigel

Modernity and Bourgeois Life by Jerrold Seigel – Society, Politics, and Culture in England, France and Germany Since 1750 is one of the books recommended for University. It was very interesting, but it is quite a long book, at over 500 pages (without notes, although…

How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman

How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman

How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman, isn’t that the title of a fascinating book? I think it is. I’ve read How To Be a Tudor by her two years ago and it was great. Her book offers a different view into the everyday…

The Victorian Catalogue by Dorothy Bosomworth

The Victorian Catalogue by Dorothy Bosomworth

The Victorian Catalogue by Dorothy Bosomworth – Of Household Goods: A Complete Compendium Of Over Five Thousand Items To Furnish And Decorate The Victorian Home. I was at the Hall I’m volunteering when a colleague brought in this book from the Hall’s library. I was…

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

I was intrigued by The Five by Hallie Rubenhold, a book that has the subtitle: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. Before reading the book I didn’t know anything about them, not even their names. The only things all five…

Erebus by Michael Palin

Erebus by Michael Palin

Erebus by Michael Palin – The Story of a Ship. It is a book about, in theory, a ship. In practice is a mix of details about the ship and its voyages and, also, descriptions of things that have nothing in common with the ship.…

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…

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…