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, here are two more book reviews for you. Enjoy! The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia by Roberta Montemorra Marvin“Di Verdi non si butta via niente,” say the Italians. That means “you don’t throw away any of Verdi’s (music)”. His operas, such as Il Rigoletto, Aida and La Traviata, are still frequently performed all over the
Hello everyone, today we’re gonna take a break from history. Instead, I’d like to talk about two books dealing with two issues very close to my heart: depression and poor body image. If you suffer from them or know someone who does, I highly recommend you check them out. Back From The Brink: True Stories
Am I beautiful? That’s a question every woman asks herself. We all long to be seen as beautiful by others, and when we think we aren’t, our self-esteem plummets to the ground. But what does beautiful mean? According to the media, beautiful means young, tall, sticky thin but with big breasts. They bombard us daily