Tag Archives: English History

Non-fiction Review: City of London at War 1939-45

Synopsis The City of London was always going to be an obvious target for German bombers during the Second World War. What better way for Nazi Germany to spread fear and panic amongst the British people than by attacking their … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson

Synopsis On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless … Continue reading

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Review: The Hocus Girl, by Chris Nickson

Disclaimer: Although I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the words and opinions below are my own. Have you ever read a book and wanted to know MORE? If you’re like me then you probably have, but … Continue reading

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Aunt Branwell and the Brontë Legacy, by Nick Holland

In my memories, family trips to the Brontë parsonage in Haworth, West Yorkshire, always took place on gloomy days. The venue looked sinister; a building built so close to a cemetery full of gravestones and memorials which lurched unevenly towards … Continue reading

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