Nonfiction

Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots

By Kate Williams - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This very readable and fast-paced biography relates the story of Mary Stuart in a fresh and engaging way. As in any book on ...Read Review

Erebus: The Story of a Ship

By Michael Palin (author) - Published 2018

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NauticalNonfiction

In 1826, HMS Erebus, a ‘bomb’ vessel strong enough to carry heavy mortars, was built of oak and reinforced with iron. In 1839, having demonstrated ...Read Review

Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World

By Peter Moore (author) - Published 2018

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NauticalNonfiction

Ranked among ships of historic note—Drake’s Golden Hind, Bligh’s Bounty, Franklin’s Erebus, Titanic—is the Endeavour, in which Lieutenant ...Read Review

Fight to the Finish: The First World War – Month by Month

By Allan Mallinson - Published 2018

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MilitaryNonfiction

There have been many books written about the Great War. This one, I’d suggest, be made a textbook for secondary schools discussing ...Read Review

The King’s War

By Mark Logue - By Peter Conradi - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

After the success of The King’s Speech, both as a book and a film, Mark Logue (grandson of the speech therapist Lionel ...Read Review

Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

By Kate Hubbard - Published 2018Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Devices and Desires explores the life of Bess of Hardwick and of her great building projects, especially the still-extant Hardwick Hall. It is ...Read Review

A Field Guide to the English Clergy: A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers; All Anglican, Some Even Practising

By The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This is a brief but utterly delightful and funny series of mini-biographies of English clergymen who exhibited a bewildering range of eccentric behaviour ...Read Review

Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh

By Anna Beer - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

It’s said that good non-fiction should be as gripping as a tense murder-mystery. With this fascinating biography, Anna Beer has indeed met ...Read Review

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

By Matthew Kneale - By Matthew Kneale (author) - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Rome has been sacked more than seven times in its long history. The seven ‘sackings’ chosen by Matthew Kneale for this book include ...Read Review

Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust

By Jack J Hersch - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Although Death March Escape is a true-life story, it is structured like many historical novels in two time streams. The ‘historic’ stream concerns ...Read Review

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