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Godgifu, Lady Godiva

Godgifu, Lady Godiva

Godgifu, or Lady Godiva as she is now known (it isn’t just a candy company) was a 11th century noblewoman married to Leofric, Earl of Mercia, who was her second husband. 409 more words

Two-Sentence Book Reviews

It’s not you, it’s me.

Combine a lack of wherewithal for routine blogging with a (sometimes) obsessive perfectionism, and you get this blog: A schizophrenic little nugget in which the owner (that is, me) tries to write daily or semi-daily and ends up quitting in frustration…only to reconsider and begin blogging again. 974 more words

Book Reviews

Harmondsworth Hall Guest House, England

Harmondsworth Hall is a large 17th century grade II listed building, this charming guest house accommodation, set in a small peaceful village with two pubs and a 12th century church, which is mentioned in the doomsday book.


Crosstalk by Connie Willis

Every now and then you get really excited about a book, and every now and then this excitement turns to disappointment. It’s one of the great gambles that we take as readers, we set our sights to lofty and sometimes we are left feeling the fool. 506 more words

Book Life

August Reads

August, August… How did you fare in the reading department? Pretty good, I’ll say.

In this video I talk about the 6 books I read, from time travel romances and essay collections to a wonderful play starring Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.


Doomsday Book -- Review

this post was originally published on my Goodreads account. Spoilers follow.

I finally got around to reading this book after reading its sort-of sequel To Say Nothing of the Dog… 499 more words

Elegant Extracts

Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! CBR8 Review 29.

You know that scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where the man with the death cart enters the plague-ridden village to pick up all of the day’s bodies? 678 more words