Hi all: I bring you today the review of a book by one of my favourite non-fiction publishers, Pen & Sword. The Great War Illustrated 1918: Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI by William Langford & Jack Holroyd. A must have for scholars, researches, and WWI enthusiasts. The final book in a series of five
Hi all: I bring you another book by Pen & Sword, and I think this one will be of interest to many people. The Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany by Roger Moorhouse (Author), Richard Overy (Author, Foreword) A Fantastic Book, didactic, entertaining, and moving. Great images and fabulous writing. Hitler’s Third Reich is still the
Hi all: I bring you another one of my reviews of a non-fiction book that I found delightful. I must confess I am pleased I don’t have to live by these rules as I am sure I would have been totally useless and would have done all the wrong things. But reading about it is
Hi all: I bring you a book on a topic that has become increasingly popular over the years, and now it seems we all must be “a brand”. A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love by Matt MacNabb We live our lives immersed in name
Hi all: I normally don’t share posts on Sundays but as this book launches today and I had run out of space on my usual days, I thought you might have a bit of time to catch up on some reading on a Sunday. Sorry if you don’t… The Face of a Monster: America’s Frankenstein by Patricia
Hi all: Today I bring you a great book for those of you who love horror or the story of paperback publishing in general. (Sorry, I know there are many editorial reviews but I could not resist!) Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix Named to Amazon’s Best
Hi all: I thought I’d bring you another one of those historical books that always make me think of how many writers would feel inspired when they read them. Today, it’s a book about a man I wasn’t familiar with but whom I won’t forget any time soon. Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor &
Hi all: Today I bring another non-fiction book, and one of those that I think will be of particular interest to writers and historians (well, and to all of us who like gossip and enjoy the theatre). Here it is: Life on the Victorian Stage: Theatrical Gossip by Nell Darby. The expansion of the press in Victorian
Hi all: As you know, I discovered Pen & Sword Books a while back and I’ve been exploring their catalogue. Today I bring you a book that I think will pique the interest of many. Women in the Great War by Stephen Wynn and Tanya Wynn The First World War was fought on two fronts. In a military sense
Hi all: For some reason this week we have more non-fiction books than fictional ones, but they are all wonderful and truly different, so here comes a historical one that I found irresistible. Children in the Second World War: Memories from the Home Front by Amanda Herbert-Davies It was not just the upheaval caused by evacuation
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