Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

I got Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management last year and now, as I was studying the period, I thought it would be a good time to read it. Well, this is a fascinating book, offering a really good insight into what the middle classes…

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

You might ask yourself why I’ve decided to read The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols right now. Because it is a highly relevant book at this time. I was happy to see it available online, for a couple of months, on Bodleian, as the…

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates – How Empowering Women Changes the World was published last year. I borrowed it from the library, but kept postponing reading it. It is a good book, but it doesn’t deserve 5 stars, from my point of view,…

British Prime Ministers by Robert Parker

British Prime Ministers by Robert Parker

I felt I need to know more about UK’s PMs and so I got the British Prime Ministers by Robert Parker. Parker is an American historian, which makes him a less obvious candidate for writing a book about the British PMs. But he did and…

Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke

Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke

Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke – an English king made in France is the latest book by Stephen Clarke I read. You can see at the end of the post links to other reviews of his books. This one wasn’t as good as the others,…

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…

The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman

The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman

You might have noticed that I published recently a review for How to be a Victorian. Now is time to review another one of her books, The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman*. I loved this book. I was expecting to be a detailed account of…

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…

Instant Mathematics by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon

Instant Mathematics by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon

Instant Mathematics by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon* is the fourth book in the Instant series I read, see a list of the others and links to my reviews for them. I loved this book! I think it must have been my favourite or in…

The medical detective by Sandra Hempel

The medical detective by Sandra Hempel

The medical detective by Sandra Hempel – John Snow, cholera, and the mystery of the Broad Street pump is meant to be a biography of John Snow. It was published also by the University of California Press, making me assume that the work is academic.…

Instant Science by Jennifer Crouch

Instant Science by Jennifer Crouch

Instant Science by Jennifer Crouch* is another book I received for a review. I’ve enjoyed this one too, almost as much as I did the other ones in the series. Why almost as much? Because this, unlike the others, deals with a few sciences and…

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 Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith – An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations – was on my to-read list for a long time and now, finally, I got to read the first one, which is made up of…

Instant Engineering by Joel Levy

Instant Engineering by Joel Levy

Instant Engineering by Joel Levy is the second book I read from the Instant Series and I enjoyed it a lot. Like the previous one, on history, this book too contains about 170 pages of interesting details about engineering theories, discoveries, or scientists. I think…

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

I was eager to read Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan – Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life. Even before finishing his first book, Happiness by Design, I stopped and reserved this one at the library. It was a disappointment though. I gave it…

Peaceful Conquest by Sidney Pollard

Peaceful Conquest by Sidney Pollard

Peaceful Conquest by Sidney Pollard – The Industrialization of Europe 1760-1970 might not be on our wish list for Christmas, but it is surely a very good book for students reading history. I’ve read it quite fast and I like the amount of data included…