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Book Review - Secrets of a Charmed Life

I have had this book by Susan Meissner on my list to read for quite a while, so I didn’t remember what had caught my attention, just that I had determined it sounded like a good read. 234 more words


'The Lost Garden' by Helen Humphreys

Book clubs always get us reading books we wouldn’t normally pick up. That’s what happened with this short lyrical novel set in WW 2. It beautifully describes the horrors of war from the relative comfort and serenity of an idyllic English country farm, sort of like refracted light. 154 more words


Book Review - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

After a very long time I read a book that affected me in such profound fashion . It’s a beautiful book . The subject is an engrossing tale of 4 generations of Korean immigrants in Japan . 312 more words

Everyday Life

learn from history about appeasement.

Some historians refers to the first and second world war as one war from 1914 to 1945. That’s a 9 year war, shorter than the 100 year war or the thirty year war or even the Vietnam War which lasted 20 years or the current unresolved Jihad war in the middle east that has been going on for 27 years. 1,939 more words

Appeasement is the enemy of Peace

We read history in order to understand the present. Currently I am reading Churchill’s The Gathering Storm written less than ten years after the events of WW2 he experienced and researched  by a man who was involved at all levels. 2,904 more words