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Book Review: Heavy Weather

Heavy Weather, by P.G. Wodehouse A book whose action follows almost precisely that of Summer Lightning, this novel may be seen as tying some of the loose ends of the previous novel.  As a fan of the author’s work, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summer Lightning

Summer Lightning, by P.G. Wodehouse I imagine that P.G. Wodehouse could probably knock a novel out like this without too much difficulty.  I say that not as a bad thing, but one gets the feeling in reading this novel that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uncle Fred In The Springtime

Uncle Fred In The Springtime:  A Blandings Story, by P.G. Wodehouse As a writer, there is the tendency for characters to be a part of an epic story, and in this relatively short (250 page) novel by famed British comedic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blandings Castle

Blandings Castle, by P.G. Wodehouse I remember having read this book, and many other books by Wodehouse, before, but since it was before I was in the habit of writing about books at length, and because I figured that among … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part Two

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part Two, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who finds Charlemagne and the Vikings to be subjects of personal interest [1], there was much in this audiobook to appreciate.  What was covered here was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chaucer: 1340-1400

Chaucer:  1340-1400:  The Life And Times Of The First English Poet, by Richard West This book leaves one with a somewhat ambivalent feeling about Chaucer, and it likely reflects some ambivalence on the part of the author himself.  Containing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Remember, Remember (The Fifth Of November)

Remember, Remember (The Fifth Of November):  The History Of Britain In Bite-Sized Chunks, by Judy Parkinson This book is an ambitious and largely successful effort at putting interesting British history into bite-sized chunks of between 250 and 500 words covering … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kings & Queens Of England & Scotland

Kings & Queens Of England & Scotland, by Plantagenet Somerset Fry This short volume by an improbably named author is not the sort of book that will give a reader a deep insight into the history of the royal family, … Continue reading

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Video Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 4

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 4, by Professor Robert Bucholz This lengthy course, which began with a discussion of the medieval context for the beginning of the Tudor dynasty, ends in a … Continue reading

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Video Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 3

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 3, by Professor Robert Bucholz In this, the third of four parts of a lengthy course on the history of England between 1485 and 1714, Professor Bucholz … Continue reading

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