Elizabeth: Celebration in Photographs by Jennie Bond

Elizabeth: Celebration in Photographs by Jennie Bond

Elizabeth: Celebration in Photographs by Jennie Bond* is such a gorgeous book. There are lots and lots of pictures, about 200 of them, with short descriptions, which is wonderful. Each chapter, in which the reign is divided by decades, starts with a description of a…

The NHS at 70 by Ellen Welch

The NHS at 70 by Ellen Welch

Two days ago NHS turned 72, which provided me with the perfect opportunity to read The NHS at 70 by Ellen Welch*. Welch is a doctor, which offers a fascinating insight into the history of the NHS. She is frustrated with some of the things…

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland* is a very interesting book. It covers the whole history of the RAF, since before its birth in 1918. The Royal Air Force is the oldest air force in the world and it has a fascinating story. I…

Quotes to Live by: The Queen

Quotes to Live by: The Queen

Quotes to Live by: The Queen* is the second book I read from this series. I am a staunch monarchist and so I loved reading quotes by Queen Elizabeth II. I read a book about her last year, here is the review. She is such…

Winston Churchill: In His Own Words

Winston Churchill: In His Own Words

Winston Churchill: In His Own Words* is part of the series, Orange Hippo!. I have another book from this series and I can’t wait to start reading it, as in today. Winston Churchill is one of the most iconic world leaders and this book is…

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…

George IV by Kate Heard

George IV by Kate Heard

George IV by Kate Heard (editor) is the companion catalogue for the Art & Spectacle special exhibition. I bought this beautifully illustrated hardback book that accompanies the George IV exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, back in January. I enjoyed the exhibition very…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Instant History by Sandra Lawrence

Instant History by Sandra Lawrence

Instant History by Sandra Lawrence* is a small but informative book from the Instant series. I have three more books from this series to review, including one that I’m reading at the moment, on Engineering. The book is divided into four periods: Early modern period;…

Europe’s Uncertain Path 1814-1914 by R.S. Alexander

Europe’s Uncertain Path 1814-1914 by R.S. Alexander

Europe’s Uncertain Path 1814-1914 by R.S. Alexander – State Formation and Civil Society – is one of the books I was recommended for European History at University. It is well written and I’ve enjoyed reading it. As the subject is not exactly easy, I don’t…

Concise History of Romania by Keith Hitchins

Concise History of Romania by Keith Hitchins

I got Concise History of Romania by Keith Hitchins from Bodleian as I was curious to find out how much of Romanian history I still remember from school. Also, I wanted to read a non-biased view, by an American professor. The book was so interesting…