Viceroy’s House

Viceroy’s House

In April I went to the cinema to see Viceroy’s House and it immediately made me want to read more about the history of the…

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Mistresses of Cliveden

Mistresses of Cliveden

I was fortunate enough to spend a night at Cliveden in March with my partner, wandering the grounds, tackling the maze, drinking cocktails, eating a…

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Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

My sister is great at buying me books that she thinks I should read to expand my knowledge into new areas. As it is the…

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Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Whilst on holiday in Singapore and Malaysia I read my usual eclectic mix of books. First up was Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson (see…

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Summer fiction

Summer fiction

My sister gave me three books for my birthday this year and they’ve made for some enjoyable summer reading since. First up was Love Falls by Esther…

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Clementine Churchill

Clementine Churchill

I developed a sudden interest in Clementine Churchill after watching the drama Churchill’s Secret on TV earlier this year. It depicted what I assumed at the…

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Thailand reading

Thailand reading

When lounging by the pool in Thailand on holiday in March, recovering from Pilates classes, I read an eclectic set of books. Half of a…

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Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand is a fascinating biography of the life of Sophia Duleep Singh. I started reading it on my flight…

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Black diamonds

Black diamonds

For Christmas my sister gave me, amongst other lovely things, Black diamonds: the rise and fall of an English dynasty by Catherine Bailey. I only got…

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Hard choices

Hard choices

A couple of weeks ago I finished reading Hard Choices by Hilary Rodham Clinton. Having really enjoyed reading her previous autobiography and her husband’s (see…

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