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What a piece of work is Shakespeare

So despite only getting a few centuries in to Poisoned Pens,

I did actually enjoy some of the extracts I read. The pieces about the poor quality of Shakespeare quite resonated with me. 221 more words

Intrigue on the Isle of Wight

NOTES: In my video below I state that I usually don’t go into my past lives. I meant to say that I usually don’t discuss my past lives publically.  524 more words


Return to Kingsbridge

A Column of Fire

by Ken Follett

A Review

‘The fire continued to burn, and the dead body of Philibert turned into a blackened ruin …… I did not know how men could do such things, and I did not understand why God would let them.’ 931 more words

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Bound to a Spy by Sharon Cullen

Bound to a Spy by Sharon Cullen
Tracy’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: All the Queen’s Spies, #2

Release Date: October 24, 2017

Rose Turner is a fish out of water in Mary’s court, she would rather be running free outside than engaging in gossip and doing embroidery. 450 more words

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The Last Tudor

by Philippa Gregory

A Review

‘ turns to me and her blue eyes blaze with the Tudor temper. She has pride, just like me. “You don’t deserve my love for you,” she says, with her own silly logic. 948 more words

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In a way, it’s hard to remember that Ken Follett got his start writing thrillers (The Eye of the Needle was his breakthrough book back in 1978, and he won an Edgar Award for that as best novel), since his most recent books, all of which have been bestsellers, have been huge historical novels (most recently the Century Trilogy, following a cast of characters from World War I through World War II and into the 1980’s).   413 more words


Book Review: Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England by Terry Deary

If anyone loves history than they would have certainly heard of Terry Deary-popular children’s author of the very funny ‘Horrible Histories’ series. However, this particular non-fiction book that I’m going to review is not for children at all. 219 more words

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