Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington

Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington

When it comes to war, and especially WW2, I think of food shortages and mass destruction, but I did not consider how much life changed. Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington* deals with a less thought-off aspect of everyday life during wartime:…

Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad by Dick Kirby

Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad by Dick Kirby

I was curious to know more about the Flying Squad after seeing it mentioned in a book I read previously, and so, I was very pleased to receive Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad by Dick Kirby* for review. I imagined it would be a book on…

WW2 From Above by Julian Thompson

WW2 From Above by Julian Thompson

WW2 From Above by Julian Thompson* gives an aerial view of the battle sites. The satellite images are annotated with details of the battle and the forces involved are marked on the image too. It is similar to a battle map, but made on a…

The Battle of the Atlantic by Bernard Ireland

The Battle of the Atlantic by Bernard Ireland

I have to admit that I was not sure what rating to give to The Battle of the Atlantic by Bernard Ireland*. It is a good history book, with plenty of facts and details. At the same time, it is quite dry. In the end…

Little Book of US Presidents

Little Book of US Presidents

I know that one of my readers is keen to read the review for Little Book of US Presidents*, mainly because she mentioned it to me, even before I received it from Welbeck Publishing. So, I was very curious about the book. After a very…

The Dark History of Tea by Seren Charrington-Hollins

The Dark History of Tea by Seren Charrington-Hollins

I’ve read a history of salt last year and found it fascinating, so I imagined that The Dark History of Tea by Seren Charrington-Hollins* would be just as interesting. I was right. Unlike salt, where my knowledge prior to reading the book was limited, I…

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…