Here is a round-up of my current non-fiction books.
I have just finished Antonia Fraser’s The Gunpowder Plot, and can highly recommend it. She’s nothing if not thorough, without being dry or too wordy. 638 more words
Time for some more flash reviews!
Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser ***
I am very much interested in Mary’s story, but haven’t studied any history of the period since I was at secondary school. 451 more words
All those big paving slabs with fine art prints of Catherine the Great, Ceasar, Stalin and Shakespeare on the front. Bliss. Where else would all those people be hanging out together, but upon shelves? 443 more words
Recently, I became obsessed with ‘Versailles’, the TV series. Not the place…well now the place too, but I will come to that. Here is a picture of the cast of ‘Versailles’. 1,063 more words