The second world war

The second world war

I’ve just finished reading the excellent The Second World War by Anthony Beevor. What a task to try to do justice to a conflict that…

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Reading the Nile

Reading the Nile

I’m not long back from the best holiday I’ve ever had – a wonderful Nile Cruise. Having researched what looked like good books to read…

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The Fishing Fleet

The Fishing Fleet

I’d bought The Fishing Fleet: Husband hunting in the Raj┬áby Anne de Courcy for my sister for Christmas, but then decided I needed to read…

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank

I was lucky enough to be in Amsterdam for work a few weeks ago so thought I would stay the weekend and take the chance…

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Tales from the past

Tales from the past

I’ve been really remiss on blogging recently – due to too much travelling for work, busy weekends and doing things to the new house. I…

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The Killer Angels

The Killer Angels

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara was the second recommendation from my American friend Anne, that I saved up to read on the flight to…

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Reading the Tudors: Part 2

Reading the Tudors: Part 2

As anyone who’s read my blog before will know, I’m a big fan of the Tudors (see Reading the Tudors and Bring up the Bodies)….

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