Nicky Moxey

Barbarians: Rebellion and Resistance to the Roman Empire

By Dr Stephen P. Kershaw - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

I went to the kind of school where we learned Roman history via Latin lessons, and I’m afraid that Roman history has ...Read Review

Commodus (The Damned Emperors)

By Simon Turney - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

My all-time favourite kind of historical novel is the kind where I learn about a real person I know very little about, and ...Read Review

The Office of Gardens and Ponds

By Didier Decoin - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Set in Heian Japan, the book gives us two startlingly opposed worldviews – the imperial court is described in all its effete, rigid, exquisite ...Read Review

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

By Anna Beer - Published 2018

Genres:

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

The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan

By Cynthia Jefferies - Published 2018

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The book opens with Abel’s mother lying dead in childbirth. Half-mad with grief, his father Christopher takes what he believes is the ...Read Review

A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

By Jenni Murray - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

The follow-up to Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women, this book broadens to cover further notable women across time and ...Read Review

A World on Fire

By James Heneage - Published 2018

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Did you, as a child, watch scary TV from behind the sofa? This is the lasting reaction I had to this book. It’...Read Review

Kin

By Snorri Kristjansson - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This novel’s cover shows an archaeologically-correct-looking longhouse. It’s a tale about Vikings, and it reads like a saga of old! The ...Read Review

Bethlehem

By Nicholas Blincoe - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Reading this book in a week when President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel lent this book a political supercharge. The ...Read Review

Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History

By Lesley Adkins - By Roy Adkins - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book is fascinating. It’s excellently well written, painting the characters involved in a very engaging way—one of those superbly done ...Read Review