Tag Archives: England

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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Book Review: Maxims From The Writings Of Mgr. Benson

Maxims From The Writings Of Mgr. Benson, by Robert Hugh Benson This book is a very short one, at just over 100 pages, and its contents are rudimentary enough that they can be easily addressed in a short review, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Four Weddings And A Sixpence

Four Weddings And A Sixpence: An Anthology, by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane This book is, like many contemporary romances, an anthology that is written about several couples by several romance authors, each of whom … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Most Likely….

The Lady Most Likely…, by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway As the writer Julia Quinn has become particularly famous over the course of the last few months given the miniseries that was made out of one of the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace

Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victoria Lady, by Kate Summerscale, read by Wanda McCaddon If the author of this book or Isabella Robinson, the author of the diary that forms the center of this book, expects to … Continue reading

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Master Of None

There is a widespread expression that points out in vivid detail the fate of those who try to do too much with too little focus, and that is the saying that someone is a jack of all trades and a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives

Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives: The Book Of The BBC Series, by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira In many ways, this book is an entertaining volume, even though it seeks to present itself as something more than mere entertainment. As any … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Struggle For Mastery

The Struggle For Mastery: The Penguin History Of Britain 1066-1284, by David Carpenter Between 1066 and 1284 there was a great deal of conflict within the British Isles over mastery. Through England had long been more powerful than the other … Continue reading

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