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Hi all: I hope you have enjoyed a lovely Christmas (or as good a Christmas as circumstances allow). Mine was pretty low-key (as I like it) but it got quite busy in the running up to it, and, if things don’t get even worse (fingers crossed) I should be busy again next week, but I
Hi all: I bring you a non-fiction book for those of you who’ve always dreamed of travelling back in time and visiting Imperial Rome. How to Survive in Ancient Rome by L J Trafford Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Rome and you had to start a new life there. How would you
Hi all: I bring you a book that resists easy classification. It is a collection of short stories (sort of), non-fiction biographies (sort of), and also a quiz/challenge for the reader. Rosie never fails in her selection of reading material, that’s for sure. Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde Can you find the famous person hidden in every story?
Hi all: I bring you a review of a book that deals with two pretty controversial (and as the title says, ‘vilified’) historical figures of the Italian Renaissance. Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia: Brother and Sister of History’s Most Vilified Family by Samantha Morris Myths and rumour have shrouded the Borgia family for centuries – tales of
Hi all: I bring you a review for a non-fiction book. A pretty special one, another great offering from Rosie’s Book Review Team. Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation by Joseph Abraham “I’ve always believed society to be a fundamentally rational thing, but what if it wasn’t? What if it was built on
Hi all: I bring you one of Pen & Sword’s non-fiction titles and a pretty special one. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Unmarried Women of the Country Estate: Four Stories from 17th-20th Century: Genteel Women Who Did Not Marry by Charlotte Furness As the fight for women’s rights continues, and
Hi all: I bring you another non-fiction book and one I’ve particularly enjoyed (although perhaps ‘enjoy’ isn’t the best word): Children at War 1914–1918: “It’s my war too!” by Vivien Newman For most British readers, the phrase ‘children during the war’ conjures up images of the evacuees of the Second World War. Somehow, surprisingly, the
Hi all: I hope you’re keeping well in these difficult times. I bring you a non-fiction book full of adventures, in case you are looking for something a bit different. Captain John Smith, Adventurer: Piracy, Pocahontas and Jamestown by R E Pritchard Captain John Smith is best remembered for his association with Pocahontas, but this
Hi all: This is a bit different, although I did bring you a craft book a little while back. I couldn’t resist this one, because as soon as I saw the cover it reminded me of a doll I had to get once I saw it, although it wasn’t that long ago (a few years).
Hi all: Today’s review is about a non-fiction book on a very popular subject but from a different perspective. The Hidden Lives of Jack the Ripper’s Victims by Robert Hume Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly are inextricably linked in history. Their names might not be instantly recognisable,