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Book Review: The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13)

The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13), by P.G. Wodehouse I am in general fond of the works of P.G. Wodehouse [1], but I must say that in my second go around reading many of the Jeeves & Wooster novels, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The School For Scandal

The School For Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan The restoration drama of the reign of Charles II of England, of which this play is one of the more notable representatives, has gotten a bad reputation for its cynicism.  Intriguingly enough, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Hidden Fire

Like Hidden Fire:  The Plot To Bring Down The British Empire, by Peter Hopkirk Although this is the first time I have read one of the author’s books, I should note that he is a well-regarded historian with expertise in … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 4

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature, Part 4, by Professor John Sutherland One gets the clearest sense of an author’s bias and agendas when one looks at “classic” literature from the period most closely to the contemporary.  At least when … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 3

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature:  Part 3, by Professor John Sutherland By this point in a course, the third part of four, one ought to have some idea of what one is getting, and this is certainly the case … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 1

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature:  Part 1, by John Sutherland One of the more intriguing issues in dealing with this particular course is the way that the author refers to his course as a look at classics in English … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Agincourt 1415

Agincourt 1415:  A Tourist’s Guide To The Campaign, by Peter Hoskins with Anne Curry Having read another of the author’s other books relating to the same subject [1], I was interested in reading this book to add to my trove … Continue reading

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Book Review: Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War

Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War:  How Britain Lost Its Empire And The West Lost The World, by Patrick J. Buchanan I was recommended this book by a friend of mine who saw how I dealt with a previous book … Continue reading

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Book Review: 40 Humorous British Traditions

40 Humorous British Traditions, by Julian Worker [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a book that is aimed at a particular audience of which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cloud Of Unknowing

The Cloud Of Unknowing, by Anonymous A great part of the appeal of this book to many people is trying to uncover the mystery of who wrote it.  This book is certainly a good one, and there are simply very … Continue reading

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