Tag Archives: England

Book Review: New World, Inc

New World Inc.: The Making Of America By England’s Merchant Adventurers, by John Butman & Simon Targett While this book focuses on the New World and America in its title, it should be noted that this book is really more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing Your Ancestors’ Lives

Tracing Your Ancestors’ Lives: A Guide For Family Historians, by Barbara J. Starmans Authors tend to make assumptions about their audience, and sometimes that assumption doesn’t work out. It is hard to blame the author for this book, at least … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voices From The World Of Jane Austen

Voices From The World Of Jane Austen, by Malcolm Day This is an interesting book that will obviously appeal to those who are fond of Jane Austen. To be sure, there are other ways that a book like this could … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Honourable Company

The Honourable Company: A History Of The English East India Company, by John Keay This book is an interesting case of an author seeking to be fair and just to a company that has received a great deal of blame. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Confectioner

The Complete Confectioner, or, The Whole Art of Confecionary, Made Easy, by Frederick Nutt This book is a deeply interesting book, and its contents open up a view into the world of dining for English elites in the period of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Garden Tour

The English Garden Tour: A View Into The Past, by Mavis Batey & David Lambert This is exactly what you want a book about gardens to be, if you are fond of visiting them and reading about them and putting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cavern: Rise Of The Beatles And Merseybeat

The Cavern: Rise Of The Beatles And Merseybeat, by Spencer Leigh This book has a striking and unusual format that deserves some commentary before one discusses the book itself. This book is not told in a narrative form, for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present

Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present, by Dennis Judd Although I have to say that this book was more than a little bit disappointing because of some of its contents, there are at least a few … Continue reading

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Book Review: Papers Of A Pariah

Papers Of A Pariah, by Robert Hugh Benson This book begins under a bit of a disadvantage, and that is the fact that it is titled papers of a pariah. This is a rather unfortunate beginning, and the essays included … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Book Of Essays

A Book Of Essays, by Robert Hugh Benson Robert Hugh Benson is not a great writer. If he was a very prolific writer, his output was very uneven, and one of the unfortunate aspects of the books I have read … Continue reading

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