Tag Archives: England

Held Hands

A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson is a wonderful memoir. In it, the author traces the interesting lives of seven generations of women in her family. Beginning with a famous great-great-grandmother who was a European flamenco dancer, and … Continue reading

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Across the Pond

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff is the sequel to a book I read earlier entitled 34 Charing Cross Road. I strongly encourage you to read Charing Cross Road if you intend to read this book in order … Continue reading

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Destiny

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard is an engrossing, informative non-fiction history written by a talented author. Churchill is another historical leader I find fascinating. What I … Continue reading

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We Believe in God

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett is novel number five in a series of books. I haven’t read the previous novels, but this one stands well on its own. The novel takes place in England and France during the … Continue reading

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The Age of Chivalry

The Once and Future King by T.H. White has long been on my list of books to read. My love of history and legends, especially that of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, led me to finally … Continue reading

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Your Affectionate Childhood’s Friend

Henrietta’s War by Joyce Dennys is a wonderful collection of fictional letters written from an English woman named Henrietta to her friend Robert serving in the military during World War Two. Dennys was an artist, writer, doctor’s wife, and mother. … Continue reading

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Not Again

When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson was recommended by my friend Joan. I am glad she did so because I really liked this book! The story starts off with a bang, well not a literal bang, but … Continue reading

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