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Category: history

Book Review: The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Synopsis:A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who has a genetic conditon Chrono-Displaced Person that makes him travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a

Elizabeth I Goes On Royal Progress

In the summer, when London became really hot and insalubrious, the Queen with her court went on royal progress throughout the English countryside. In the 45 years in which she reigned, Elizabeth I travelled through the Midlands, the Sussex, Kent, East Anglia and the West Country, visiting hundreds of cities and villages and staying at

Reading And Thinking

I was just reading the Child’s friend and youth’s magazine, when I came across this nice piece of advice which is very true and relevant today as well, and thought I’d share it: READING AND THINKING Always have a book or a paper within your reach, which you may catch up at your odd minutes.

Historical Reads: Marie Antoinette’s dogs

Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide To The 18th Century has an interesting post about Marie Antoinette’s dogs. To quote:The little spaniel, known as Thisbe, was with the queen and her family when they were imprisoned in the Temple. When Louis XVI was guillotined, the pup stayed with the queen and her children, and still when the

Amalasuntha, Queen Of The Ostrogoths

Amalasuntha, born around 495, was the only daughter of Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, and his wife Audofleda. Amalasuntha was both beautiful and smart. She grew up in Ravenna, which was a political and cultural centre at the time, and received an extraordinary education. She spoke both Latin and Italian fluently, in addition

Henry Austen

Henry Austen was his sister’s Jane favourite brother, her “especial pride and delight”*. He was also very helpful in furthering Jane’s career and is responsible for the publication of all her novels. Hadn’t it been for him, we may never had read her books. He was also his sister’s biographer: for more than 50 years

Book Review: Death Du Jour by Kathy Reichs

Synopsis:Dr. Temperance Brennan, Quebec’s director of forensic anthropology, now returns in a thrilling new investigation into the secrets of the dead. In the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, Tempe Brennan is digging for a corpse buried more than a century ago. Although Tempe thrives on such enigmas from the past, it’s a chain of