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Book Review: The Classical World: An Epic History From Homer To Hadrian - Robin Lane Fox

The Classical World: An Epic History From Homer To Hadrian by Robin Lane Fox

Written right on the cover of Robin Lane Fox’s book about the history of Greece and Rome is the word epic. 585 more words


Here: Time After Time

Here, by Richard McGuire

Published: 2014

Rating: 5/5

The room you’re currently standing/sitting/lying down/somersaulting in has been something else before. It might have been a part of a much larger room with no partitioning wall. 477 more words


The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them

Anytime a food writing book includes recipes, I can’t help but feel I’m getting a bonus. The author takes it one step further by providing a “pantry list” after each chapter – an added bonus. 236 more words

Extract: To Hell and Back, Ian Kershaw

Read an extract from To Hell and Back, Ian Kershaw’s compelling new narrative of events in Europe from 1919-1949. 

War and the Economy: Learning Lessons… 1,797 more words

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Wednesday Wisdom - Thinking Words, #25, 2015

Why do you like Miss Austen so very much?  I am puzzled on that point… I had not seen Pride and Prejudice till I read that sentence of yours, and then I got the book.  

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Top Ten Tuesday - Fall TBR List (Sept 22)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different topic is posted inviting the participants to come up with a list of ten things to do with the topic. 521 more words


Bookmark Monday - Penguins (Sept 21)

Bookmark Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Aloi from guiltless reading. Take a picture of one of your favourite bookmarks, post it on your blog, and head over to guiltless reading to share a to your post. 74 more words

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