World Book Day 2018 – My Favourite History Books (So Far…)! Part 1:

For those of you who may have had a lil' snoop around my blog, you may have discovered that I am a real bookworm! I love books - especially history books. Whether they be popular history books, autobiographies or historical novels, you are sure to find it crammed onto by bookshelf somewhere! If not... then I'll probably … Continue reading World Book Day 2018 – My Favourite History Books (So Far…)! Part 1:

My Thoughts on ‘First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill’ by Sonia Purnell

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” - Well after reading this book, I’m sure many of you will agree that this phrase perfectly sums up the life of Clementine Churchill. It is so relevant in fact, that it is unbelievable that this woman has been allowed to fade into the background of British … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill’ by Sonia Purnell

My Thoughts on ‘Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s’ by Anne Sebba

“It is not for the rest of us to judge, but with imagination, we can try to understand.” Ok, so let us imagine that it’s June 1940. You are a young Frenchwoman living in the heart of Paris. The battle for France’s liberty and freedom is being waged by the French army, yet news travels … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s’ by Anne Sebba

My Thoughts on ‘Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany’ by Norman Ohler

(Ok... so I know the subject of this book and its review doesn't exactly inspire Christmas cheer. I actually read this book months ago, but for some reason I decided that now would be a cracking time to share my thoughts on this dark - yet incredibly fascinating - subject)! Attempting to understand the mindset of one … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany’ by Norman Ohler

A Romantic Castle for a Romantic Queen – My Trip to Sudeley Castle

I will always hold a soft spot for Sudeley Castle. No matter how often I explore this historic romantic retreat, I still view it as an absolute dream of a visit. My attachment to Sudeley Castle began a few years ago, when I was still a Tudor-obsessed teenager seeking my next Tudor fix. Naturally, this … Continue reading A Romantic Castle for a Romantic Queen – My Trip to Sudeley Castle

My Thoughts on ‘Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Step-Sister of Anne Frank’ by Eva Schloss

Wow… there are simply no words that fully describe the chilling and horrifying tale which is ‘Eva’s Story’. Any book surrounding the Holocaust is obviously not going to be a light-hearted read, and ‘Eva’s Story’ is no different. This book is an incredibly personal and honest account, of a young girl and her family’s desperate … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Step-Sister of Anne Frank’ by Eva Schloss

My Thoughts on ‘Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man’ by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

There are simply no words to describe just how much I enjoyed reading this book. Within ‘Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man’, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore has written a beautiful in-depth account of one of the most dramatic events of the Second World War. The evacuation of Dunkirk in May and June 1940, is still widely remembered … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man’ by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore