John Seymour

Forgotten Household Crafts

Author: John Seymour | Publisher: DK “I’m only a housewife, I’m afraid.” How often do we hear this shocking admission. I’m afraid when I hear it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions… When a woman says she is a housewife she should… Continue reading Forgotten Household Crafts

Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

I set myself a challenge to re-read all fifteen Maisie Dobbs books this month. I’m going to review them in 3s or 4s, because otherwise you’ll be inundated with reviews for this series! Unless you’re a big fan, that’ll probably get a bit tiresome… Author: Jacqueline Winspear | Publisher: John Murray Maisie Dobbs The first… Continue reading Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods & Legends

Author: Miranda Aldhouse-Green | Publisher: Thames & Hudson The work Miranda Aldhouse-Green has been doing was referenced in Pagan Britain, by Ronald Hutton (which is also a great book, if you’re interested in the history of the British Isles, just FYI), and I’ve been dying to read Celtic Myths ever since. I’m so glad I… Continue reading Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods & Legends

Robin LaFevers

Courting Darkness

Author: Robin LaFevers | Publisher: Andersen Press When Sybella accompanies the Duchess of Brittany to France, she expects trouble, but she isn’t expecting a deadly trap. Surrounded by enemies both known and unknown, Sybella searches for the undercover assassins from the convent of St. Mortain who were placed in the French court years ago. Genevieve… Continue reading Courting Darkness

Rory Clements

Nucleus

June 1939. England is partying like there's no tomorrow... but the good times won't last. The Nazis have invaded Czechoslavakia, in Germany the Jewish persecution is widespread and, closer to home, the IRA has embarked on a bombing campaign. Most worryingly of all, in Germany Otto Hahn has made the atomic bomb possible. And German… Continue reading Nucleus

Alice Roberts, tag

The Book Juggle

Since I've been pretty busy, and haven't actually managed to finish a book in a while, I saw this tag over on @Books and Blends and thought it would be perfect. Plus, I haven't done a tag in a while... The Book Juggle originates over @Vicariously & Voraciously, which is a new find for me… Continue reading The Book Juggle