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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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Non-fiction Review: Slave Steelers, by Timothy Ballard

The practice of slavery has not been consigned to the past. Even though laws have been passed in many industrialized countries prohibiting it, it still exists. It isn’t just a term used by certain public figures as a perceived form … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: The Poison Plot, by Elaine Forman Crane

This is a tale about Benedict Arnold and the scandalous doings of his wife, Mary. That’s right, I said Benedict Arnold. Only, it’s not about THE Benedict Arnold who was the hero of Ticonderoga and later become an infamous traitor. … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Founding Martyr, by Christian Di Spigna

My husband’s home county is named for him, but who was Doctor Joseph Warren? His untimely death at the Battle of Bunker Hill (and a year before the Declaration of Independence) means his place in history has been largely overlooked. … Continue reading

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