Living the Dream: in the Algarve, Portugal by Alyson Sheldrake

Could you leave everything behind and start a new life in the sun? Have you ever been on holiday abroad and wondered what it would be like to live there? Alyson and Dave Sheldrake did. They fell in love with a little fishing village in the Algarve, Portugal, and were determined to realise their dreamContinue reading “Living the Dream: in the Algarve, Portugal by Alyson Sheldrake”

Viking Voyager by Sverrir Sigurdsson #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

This vivacious personal story captures the heart and soul of modern Iceland. Born in Reykjavik on the eve of the Second World War, Sverrir Sigurdsson watched Allied troops invade his country and turn it into a bulwark against Hitler’s advance toward North America. The country’s post-war transformation from an obscure, dirt-poor nation to a prosperousContinue reading “Viking Voyager by Sverrir Sigurdsson #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT”

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”