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1356 by Bernard Cornwell

This is an excellent story about the time, politics, and people leading up to the Battle at Poitiers, France in 1356. The battle, between the English and the French, was an outstanding battle in English history;  the second of three great battles in The Hundred Years War.  129 more words

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Book of the month - Thread of Gold Beads

Our debut book is none other than Nike Campbell-Fatoki’s Thread of Gold Beads A coming of age story of Princess Amelia set in Dahome Kingdom, now Benin Republic.  242 more words

THE VIOLET SEASON by Kathy Leonard Czepiel

THE VIOLET SEASON by Kathy Leonard Czepiel, 2012. This flea market find is by a writer I have never heard of, hopefully it’s a good book. 191 more words

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CBR 6: 13 Liberty Silk by Kate Beaufoy

Like J. Courtney Sullivan’s The Engagements, reviewed here, Kate Beaufoy’s Liberty Silk is a tale of different eras and generations connected by a single object–in this case, a beautiful, shimmering, colourful silk dress from Liberty of London. 345 more words

The Final Run, by Tommy Steele

The singer and artist Tommy Steele, who was the author of the Final Run,  told the story that sometime after the second world war he discovered that his grandfather had been one of a group of… 120 more words

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Book Review: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

The White Princess is the fifth book in The Cousins’ War series. I think I’m turning into a Philippa Gregory fan! 854 more words

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