Tag Archives: England

Book Review: Prison: Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars

Prison:  Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars, by Edward Marston For the most part, this book was a serviceable (if somewhat biased) book about the history of British prisons.  The book itself seemed to think that the reader would … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Map That Changed The World

The Map That Changed The World:  William Smith And The Birth Of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester I didn’t like this book as much as I could have had the author approached the subject differently.  As someone who reads a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Everything

The Meaning Of Everything:  The Story Of The Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester When I was a kid, one of my many unflattering nicknames was dictionary boy, for my fondness for reading dictionaries in an attempt to learn new … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons It is admittedly a shame that this sparkling and lighthearted book was the first novel published by the author and one that has overshadowed her later work, but this is a sparkling novel that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love, Nina

Love, Nina:  A Nanny Writes Home, by Nina Stibbe Having read both of the author’s humorous and almost tragic novels, this book comes as an intriguing of sometimes frustrating memoir of a young woman taking care of two foul-mouthed but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man At The Helm

Man At The Helm, by Nina Stibbe This novel is a fascinating and somewhat disheartening look into the origins of Generation X in the story of a young girl named Lizzie Vogel who, along with her slightly older sister, seeks … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pemberley Chronicles

The Pemberley Chronicles (The Pemberley Chronicles #1), by Rebecca Ann Collins As someone who has read more than my fair share of Jane Austen continuation novels, this book is certainly above average in that category.  It is hard for me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deeds Of The Disturber

Deeds Of The Disturber (Amelia Peabody #5), by Elizabeth Peters This book comes at an interesting place in that it follows the earlier books in the series (and makes reference to several of them) but also manages to move the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry VI: Parts I, II, and III

Henry VI:  Parts I, II, and III, by William Shakespeare It is no surprise that these plays are among the least played and least regarded of all of Shakespeare’s plays, or that they were written towards the beginning of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: These Three Remain

These Three Remain (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #3), by Pamela Aidan It would make sense, given the sort of loose ends that need to be tied up, that this novel is considerably longer than the other two novels in the series … Continue reading

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