Category Archives: Reviews

The Ladies of the Magna Carta – a Review

I am absolutely delighted that my blog has the honour of being the final stop on a blog tour to celebrate: The Ladies of the Magna Carta by Sharon Bennett Connolly. Sharon Bennett Connolly is fast becoming the go-to historian if … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kindred Spirits: Ephemera by Jennifer C. Wilson

I am delighted to be kicking off the Blog Tour to celebrate the publication of Jennifer C Wilson’s Kindred Spirits: Ephemera. This is, I believe, the fifth in a series of books set in the world of historical spirits but … Continue reading

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Diana Jackson – Missing: Past and Present

I am delighted to host the very first stop on this Blog Tour for Diana Jackson’s new book: Missing – Past and Present.  I was lucky enough to get hold of a copy of this book just before it came … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones – A Review

N.B. Major – and I mean major! – Spoiler Alert!! Now that the dust and ash has settled – and there was a hell of a lot of ash to settle! – I feel I should put down a few … Continue reading

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Review: Silk and the Sword by Sharon Bennett Connelly

Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest The Norman Conquest is, I suppose, a period about which we all know at least a little bit. We have heard of Harold Godwinson, William the Conqueror and perhaps Harald … Continue reading

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Book Review: Days of Sun and Glory by Anna Belfrage

  In this second book in her King’s Greatest Enemy series, Anna Belfrage builds on the excellent set of characters introduced to us in In The Shadow of the Storm. The new novel concentrates once again on the exploits of … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Alison Morton’s Roma Nova

When Alison Morton asked me to take a look at her new book, Insurrectio, a few months ago, my first reaction was guilt because I’d been meaning to read her previous four books for ages. Like the rest of us, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Serpent Sword by Matthew Harffy

Saxon England is a period of which I am particularly fond and thus I was very pleased to find a new author writing about it. The Serpent Sword is an excellent debut from Matthew Harffy  – a writer I expect to … Continue reading

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Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn – a Review

There are so many excellent writers around today that I’m never surprised when I discover another one. I was unfamiliar with Kate’s work until I read the fabulous A Day of Fire – a Novel of Pompeii. I loved her … Continue reading

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Book Review: A DAY OF FIRE – A Novel of Pompeii

A DAY OF FIRE A Novel of Pompeii by Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, E Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn & Vicky Alvear Shecter Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the … Continue reading

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