elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, today I’m reviewing four history books, including one for children, and a novel with fantastical elements. Here we go: Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw The Most Change? by Ian Mortimer Which century saw the most change? The answer seems obvious. Pretty much all of us would answer the 20th, without giving it
Hello everyone, ready for today’s reviews? Here we go: The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World by George ProchnikI picked up The Impossible Exile because I wanted to know more about Stefan Zweig, who, to me, was only the author of a bunch of historical biographies, including one about Marie Antoinette.
The Princess De Lamballe, a close friend of Marie Antoinette, was one of the most famous victims of the French Revolution. Because of it, I’ve always found it odd that there aren’t many biographies written about this tragic and fascinating figure. So, when I’ve found “Madame De Lamballe” by Georges Bertin, which is available for