Recommendation | A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

“This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them…” My copy of 'A Thousand Ships' by Natalie Haynes Re-telling of Greek myths have had something of a renaissance in recent years, with highlights including the Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Ariadne by Jennifer Saint and … Continue reading Recommendation | A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Recommendation: ‘The House of Clarence’ by Alison Weir

Recently on Twitter I came across author and historian Alison Weir's kind offer to send history fans a copy of 'The House of Clarence' as a nice distraction during the UK lockdown. It's a short biography sent as a word.doc focusing on George, Duke of Clarence (brother of Edward IV and Richard III) and his … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘The House of Clarence’ by Alison Weir

Recommendation: ‘Fall of Giants’ by Ken Follett

"An epic of love, hatred, war and revolution" Covering the period 1911-1924 Ken Follett's 2010 novel 'Fall of Giants' follows 5 families in Wales, England, Germany, Russia & the USA as they navigate their lives before, during and after the First World War... Follett does a fantastic job of weaving these very different families together, … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘Fall of Giants’ by Ken Follett

Recommendation: ‘A Tudor Christmas’ by Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke

My family have recently started participating in the Icelandic tradition Jolabokaflod which translates as a ‘book flood’ where we gift each other books on Christmas Eve. If you’re as much of a bookworm as I am then I’d highly recommend starting this tradition next Christmas! This year I received A Tudor Christmas by Alison Weir … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘A Tudor Christmas’ by Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke