The History of the Port of London by Peter Stone #FridayReads #SocialHistory

A Vast Emporium of All Nations The River Thames has been integral to the prosperity of London since Roman times. Explorers sailed away on voyages of discovery to distant lands. Colonies were established and a great empire grew. Funding their ships and cargoes helped make the City of London into the world’s leading financial center.Continue reading “The History of the Port of London by Peter Stone #FridayReads #SocialHistory”

Passionate Travellers by Trish Nicholson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

Accompanying these 21 passionate travellers on their personal quests, we discover what drove them, and share their incredible journeys through deserts, mountains, jungles and seas to every continent, spanning 2,000 years of history from 480 BCE to the 1930s. These are true stories of daring adventure, courage, cunning, even murder and, above everything, sheer determinationContinue reading “Passionate Travellers by Trish Nicholson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

Theodore and Eliza by Susan Harvard #FridayReads #RBRT

Book Description Theodore & Eliza is the first and only account of the eight-year marriage 1812-20 of the mixed-race couple, from whom Princess Diana was directly descended. The story is threaded through an extensively researched background of places and people in Yemen, Bombay and Scotland during the Napoleonic era. It is an unusually intimate accountContinue reading “Theodore and Eliza by Susan Harvard #FridayReads #RBRT”

Erebus: The Story of A Ship by Michael Palin #BookReview #Antarctic #SeaAdventure

HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story. This is a book of heroes, the daring, handsome James Clark Ross, who mapped much of theContinue reading “Erebus: The Story of A Ship by Michael Palin #BookReview #Antarctic #SeaAdventure”

A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty By Mimi Matthews #TuesdayBookBlog

Book Description  What did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park? How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre? And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish? Mimi Matthews answers these questions and more as she takes readers on aContinue reading “A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty By Mimi Matthews #TuesdayBookBlog”

Lost Voices of the Edwardians by Max Arthur #amreading #bookreview

I am a sucker for any book about the Victorians or Edwardians so when I spotted Max Arthur’s book in a charity shop I immediately bought it.  It is a compilation of testimony from people who grew up or lived during the Edwardian era, 1901-1910.  The memories of mostly ordinary people have been transcribed asContinue reading “Lost Voices of the Edwardians by Max Arthur #amreading #bookreview”

A Biography of Story, A Brief History of Humanity by Trish Nicholson #BookReview

Dedicated, “to all who love Story whoever you are,” this book encompasses storytelling since communication began and covers most corners of the globe.  Story is personified, weaving through History, influencing events, and what happens affects the nature of stories. From early Creation stories of Africa and Australia, we move through legend, myth, saga and fable. Continue reading “A Biography of Story, A Brief History of Humanity by Trish Nicholson #BookReview”

Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand by Jennifer S Alderson #BookReview #Travel

After reading Down and Out in Kathmandu, the first fictional adventure of Zelda Richardson, I was eager to learn more about the incredible country of Nepal and author, Jennifer S Alderson’s experiences as a volunteer teacher. Jennifer was indeed a naïve traveler, who had left her family and secure job in Seattle to live withContinue reading “Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand by Jennifer S Alderson #BookReview #Travel”

Who Killed Constable Cock?: A Victorian True Crime Murder Case by Angela Buckley #BookRelease

 The mystery of who killed Constable Cock is Angela Buckley’s second Victorian Supersleuth Investigation. It describes a murder which occurred on the night of August 1st 1876 in the Manchester suburb of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. While patrolling his beat, Constable Cock was suddenly shot in the chest and although there were witnesses close by no-one could tellContinue reading “Who Killed Constable Cock?: A Victorian True Crime Murder Case by Angela Buckley #BookRelease”

Castles, Customs and Kings edited by Debra Brown #FridayBookShare~ @ShelleyWilson72

#FridayBookShare is a game created by Shelley Wilson to help search for an ideal read. Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare First line of the book. Recruit fans byContinue reading “Castles, Customs and Kings edited by Debra Brown #FridayBookShare~ @ShelleyWilson72”