Rags of Time by Michael Ward #BookReview #HistFic

London  1639. Thomas Tallant, a young and ambitious Spice Merchant, returns from India to find his city in turmoil.  A bitter struggle is brewing between King Charles I and Parliament, as England slides into civil war. The capital is simmering with dissent. The conflict is ready to boil over. But Thomas soon has other troublesContinue reading “Rags of Time by Michael Ward #BookReview #HistFic”

The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview

A CITY IN FLAMES London, 1666. As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back. A WOMAN ON THE RUN The son of a traitor, James Marwood is forced to huntContinue reading “The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview”

The London Property Boy by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview

 Michael Mostyne, a thirty-something developer and property dealer, has fallen foul of Great Britains 1970s economic recession. A property crash like no other, it foreshadows the end of a promising career, but it is also the end of his unhappy marriage to Lavender. The tale of his painful struggle to get back on his feet,Continue reading “The London Property Boy by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview”

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”