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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

Strafford’s Rise, Fall And Execution

Sir Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, was King Charles I’s leading and most able adviser in the period that just preceded the English Civil Wars. But he became a scapegoat for Parliament’s many grievances against the Church and State, condemned to death and executed. How could a man who had risen so high fall

Maria Theresa Of Austria

In his book, Joseph II: In the shadow of Maria Theresa, Derek Beals thus describes the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa: Maria Theresa was decidedly less attached of the old etiquette than her father had been. She mitigated it, and was often glad to take advantage of her pregnancies, and later of her widowhood, to modify

Edda Ciano Mussolini: Countess Ciano (Part 2)

The Cianos were back in Rome. The Italian capital just wasn’t as exciting as Shangai, despite the fact it was undergoing a major transformation, with the construction of new monuments and streets inspired by the architectural styles of ancient Rome. But was the city really changing? Or behind this new facade were things still the