Tag Archives: England

Book Review: Looking After A Donkey

Looking After A Donkey, by Dorothy Morris One of the odd quirks of reading multiple books about the same subject is the way that one can see the approaches that are taken to a given subject by various writers.  This … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Yesterday

Yesterday is not quite as good a film as it could have been, but it certainly does offer an amusing look at an alternate universe in which the Beatles don’t exist as we know them.  Interestingly enough, the absence of … Continue reading

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Book Review: O Sing Unto The Lord

O Sing Unto The Lord:  A History Of English Church Music, by Andrew Grant This book was a look at the sort of history that I must admit that I am not very familiar with, the history of the music … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censoring Queen Victoria

Censoring Queen Victoria:  How Two Gentlemen Edited A Queen And Created An Icon, by Yvonne M. Ward This book was a deeply interesting one because it raises some fascinating questions about the nature of censorship and the various motives that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (The British Library Historic Lives), by Peter Gaunt Although I was greatly disappointed by the volume in this series that dealt with Sir Francis Drake, this book was more to my taste and convinces me that not all … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake (The British Library Historic Lives), by Peter Whitfield This book could have been so much better than it was.  Sir Francis Drake is nothing if not a contentious figure, not least given the way in which his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare: The Biography

Shakespeare:  The Biography, by Peter Ackroyd William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers in the history of the English language, and certainly the most compelling English playwright ever.  Now, the fundamental problem with William Shakespeare, native of Stratford-upon-Avon, is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Saxons, Vikings, And Celts

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts:  The Genetic Roots Of Britain And Ireland, by Bryan Sykes, read by Dick Hill For the most part this is an enjoyable book.  The author is in charge of Oxford Ancestors, one of the many companies … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Sense Of The World

A Sense Of The World:  How A Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler, by Jason Roberts It would be nice to live in a world where one could read about the exploits of a blind traveler who sought to circumnavigate … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Norman Conquest

The Norman Conquest:  The Battle Of Hastings And The Fall Of Anglo-Saxon England, by Marc Morris This book answers a question that is particularly worthwhile to ponder, and that is how a nation as powerful and wealthy as Anglo-Saxon England … Continue reading

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