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Menus, Munitions and Keeping the Peace by Avalon Weston

Menus, Munitions and Keeping the Peace by Avalon Weston

The book Menus, Munitions and Keeping the Peace by Avalon Weston* – The Home Front Diaries of Gabrielle West 1914 – 1917 – has a fascinating story. Avalon Weston watched a BBC Series on war diaries and her cousin asked if this one was not…

Britain and World War One by Alan Simmonds

Britain and World War One by Alan Simmonds

Britain and World War One by Alan Simmonds is a very good book on life on the home front during WWI. The book flows nicely making it a delight to read. I finished it in 2 days because it was so lovely to read and…

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh is the story of Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, another member of the Survivors’ Club, who were wounded in the Napoleonic Wars. Three of his friends already had their stories told in previous books. There are three more books after this one…

German Prisoners of the Great War by Anne Buckley

German Prisoners of the Great War by Anne Buckley

I had no idea that there were POW camps in Britain. I knew that there were some POWs here, but not that barracks were built for this purpose. Obviously I was very curious to read German Prisoners of the Great War by Anne Buckley*. It…

The Little Book of LYKKE by Meik Wiking

The Little Book of LYKKE by Meik Wiking

I read The Little Book of LYKKE by Meik Wiking a few years ago. As I had it in my bookcase and I was looking for a relaxing read before bedtime, I picked this book up to read it again. First time I gave the…

First World War Trials and Executions by Simon Webb

First World War Trials and Executions by Simon Webb

I’ve read a few books by this author and I liked them a lot. First World War Trials and Executions by Simon Webb* is a book about Britain’s Traitors, Spies and Killers, 1914-1918, as the subtitle suggests. It is a less known subject and, of…

The Escape by Mary Balogh

The Escape by Mary Balogh

The Escape by Mary Balogh is the third book in the Survivor’s Club series. I liked the first two very much and this one didn’t disappoint at all. This is the story of Sir Benedict Harper and Samantha. He was gravely injured in the Napoleonic…

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain is a very long memoir of Vera’s life before the Great War, her work during the war, and the aftermath of the war. The memoir was first published in 1933 and many reprints were made, including the one I…

BOSH!

BOSH!

BOSH! is my second cookbook by the well know duo Henry & Ian. They have mixes and spices and are on social media. I tried their the lemon cupcakes mix and their chocolate cake mix and both were amazing. I also have another one of…

Posters of the Great War by Frederick Hadley, Martin Pegler

Posters of the Great War by Frederick Hadley, Martin Pegler

I was excited to read Posters of the Great War by Frederick Hadley, Martin Pegler* and I’m so glad I did. It is an amazing book. I was expecting to see posters from Britain, but the book is so much more than that. It contains…

Wondrous Words. Words New To Me #1

Wondrous Words. Words New To Me #1

I am starting a new series, Wondrous Words. Words New To Me #1. I always enjoyed reading the new words Yvonne shares in her posts, like this last one. Also, if you fancy to see more, the linky is hosted on Mareli’s blog over at…

Women in the Great War by Stephen Wynn, Tanya Wynn

Women in the Great War by Stephen Wynn, Tanya Wynn

I enjoyed reading Women in the Great War by Stephen Wynn, Tanya Wynn*. I expected to read about canary girls, but it was so much more than that. There are spies and nurses and the book was so much more interesting than I imagined it…

Privacy is Power by Carissa Véliz

Privacy is Power by Carissa Véliz

Last month I read The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff, a book I would highly recommend. Privacy is Power by Carissa Véliz is another one on the same topic, surveillance capitalism, and it’s even better for a couple of reasons: it’s three times…

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh is the second book in The Survivors’ Club Series. This is the story of Vincent Hunt, Lord Darleigh, and Miss Sophia Fry. I loved this novel! One of the most unexpected aspects of this book is that the hero is…

A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough

A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough

A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough is, in his words: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future. It is a lovely read and really interesting, a page turner. I imagine that everybody in UK know who David Attenborough is. He published…

The Proposal by Mary Balogh

The Proposal by Mary Balogh

The Proposal by Mary Balogh is the first book in The Survivors’ Club Series. I was in the mood for a romance story. While I read a lot by Mary, this was the first time I read this particular book. The heroine, Gwen, appears in…