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”

#AtoZChallenge : F is for Fauntleroy

My early years of reading were well supplied by the public library in Mitcham, Surrey. There I found so many wonderful books and my favourite author was Frances Hodgson Burnett. The book which captivated me was The Little Princess, but I didn’t connect with The Secret Garden so much. However I was really intrigued by Burnett’s first novel Little LordContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : F is for Fauntleroy”

The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May #BookReview

   AN INGENIOUS CRIME THRILLER ABOUT MEMORY AND MURDER.   A MAN WITH NO NAME An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. A MAN WITH NO MEMORY But this islander, Tormod Macdonald – now an elderly manContinue reading “The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May #BookReview”

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”