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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

This is a “companion piece” to Atkinson’s completely wonderful Life After Life. There was no way she could possibly top that. Our protagonist of Life After Life, Ursula, lived many possibly lives in the novel, and this is the story … Continue reading

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Elizabeth of York – A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir

This is a biography of the wife of Henry VII, if it was not for her we would not have had everyone’s favourite medieval psychopath Henry VIII, or of course, the Church of England, or Elizabeth I. Actually, all of … Continue reading

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Winter of the World by Ken Follett

This is the second in Follett’s historical fiction “Century Trilogy”. The first one took us through the First World War, this is about the Second World War, and presumably the next will take us until the end of the century. … Continue reading

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At Home – A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Bryson lives in an old Victorian rectory in England. He says the interesting design of this house inspired him to write this book. Each chapter in the book is represented by a different room, and he tells us interesting tales … Continue reading

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