(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
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
‘Marie Antoinette’ is one of the earliest full-length biographies, which focuses on the controversial last queen of France. The book is so persuasive and moving, that it continues to inspire modern day interpretations of this doomed queen’s story - including a film adaptation in 2006! In his book, Zweig explores the character of one of … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Marie Antoinette’ by Stefan Zweig
WARNING: You do not need to be an art-enthusiast, or a Victorian Know-It-All, to be able to enjoy this book! If like me, you usually avoid art history like the plague and your knowledge of Victorian history is far from expert, then ‘The Victorians’ by Jeremy Paxman is the book for you. Paxman is probably … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘The Victorians: Britain Through the Paintings of the Age’ by Jeremy Paxman
Wow! I am amazed at how quickly I read this book! (I suppose this already gives you guys a hint as to how much I enjoyed reading ‘Crown of Blood’ by Nicola Tallis..?) ‘Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey’ by Nicola Tallis, is a refreshing, awe-inspiring and revitalising account of … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey’ by Nicola Tallis
‘[Dunkirk] is the story of the global preservation of freedom, of the prevention of a new dark age. It deserves to be remembered’. - Joshua Levine (2017). Have you recently watched Christopher Nolan’s gripping film ‘Dunkirk’, and wish to discover the true story behind it all? Or do you simply seek to uncover more about … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture’ by Joshua Levine
A warm, (yet slightly nervous) welcome to 'The Past Presents'!