Category Archives: History

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Robert Harris has written an amazing novelization of the factual events from the 1895 trial of Alfred Dreyfus, accused spy in the French military, to his final vindication in 1906 when the decision of the Rennes verdict of the Supreme … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Wedlock by Wendy Moore

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Titanic: The Canadian Story by Alan Hustak

I’ve had a copy of this book by journalist Alan Hustak for some time now and for some unknown reason never got into it.  But after reading the story last week of the eight musicians that played as the Titanic … Continue reading

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The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic by Steve Turner

We all know about the 8 musicians who continued to play their instruments as the Titanic sank, but how many of us know their stories, or even their names?  Steve Turner has done the research, spoken to their descendants (where … Continue reading

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Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

The TV series Victoria has sparked a lot of interest in the monarch and so some might be tempted to want to learn more about this most successful monarch of Great Britain.  Becoming Queen (which I’ve also seen listed as … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Well, this time last year, I was writing about what an amazing year I had had reading over a hundred wonderful books.  I was looking forward to reaching for a higher goal this year but then, life interfered, as it … Continue reading

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