Primary Sources from the 20th century: Reviews of “Notes on Voyage” and “Zeppelin Letters” by David Ransom

David Ransom is an amateur historian with specialist interests which have drawn him towards fascinating sources.  These two books reveal a diary and the letters of people who were alive in interesting times. Notes on Voyage is the diary of John Lynn and his family as they travel to Australia in 1911 to start aContinue reading “Primary Sources from the 20th century: Reviews of “Notes on Voyage” and “Zeppelin Letters” by David Ransom”

#FridayBookShare The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

#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 “#FridayBookShare The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson”

Do Not Wash Hands In Plates by Barb Taub

If you have ever visited Barb Taub’s blog http://barbtaub.com/ you will know that she is the master of intelligent humorous writing so I knew when I downloaded this book that I was likely to be sniggering and quoting passages to my husband all the way through.  I was right. Do Not Wash Hands In Plates isContinue reading “Do Not Wash Hands In Plates by Barb Taub”

Friday Five Challenge

Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge (Original idea from Rosie Amber at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/) Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes. In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they reallyContinue reading “Friday Five Challenge”