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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,
Hi all: I bring you a non-fiction book about a topic we all have read and watched films and series about. Life in Medieval Europe: Fact and Fiction by Danièle Cybulskie Have you ever found yourself watching a show or reading a novel and wondering what life was really like in the Middle Ages? What
Hi all: I bring you a non-fiction book that I think will interest many of you. Fabulous. The Home Front 1939–1945 in 100 Objects by Austin J Ruddy A lifesaving gas mask. A ration book, essential for the supply of food. A shelter stove that kept a family warm whilst they huddled in their Anderson
Hi all: I’m sharing the review of a book that I found perfect for these uncertain times. Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman ‘If you only read one book this year, make it this one’ CATHY RENTZENBRINK ‘This book must be read by as many people as possible – only when people change their view
Hi all: I bring you a book that I could not resist reading at this point when most of us are (or have been) stuck indoors. Beside the Seaside: A History of Yorkshire’s Seaside Resorts by John Heywood Almost all of us have happy memories of excursions and holidays spent beside the sea. For many,
Hi all: I bring you another one of Pen & Sword Books, a pretty new experience for me, and one I recommend. Churchill: A Graphic Biography by By Vincent Delmas, François Kersaudy, Foreword by Andrew. Roberts, Illustrations by Alessio Cammardella and Christophe Regnault A full and wholly fair representation of the most adventurous life in the history of British politics.
Hi all: I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I’m not quite back to my usual activity yet (more on that tomorrow), but I had to share this book. Rituals & Myths in Nursing: A Social History by Claire Laurent Nursing is a complex profession steeped in tradition and history. Tried and tested