Tag Archives: Scotland

Toil and Trouble

License to Quill by Jacopo Della Quercia is a clever, interesting novel based on the writing of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. The story opens with the death of Christopher Marlowe – or so the world is led to believe. But is … Continue reading

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What History Teaches Us

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey is a powerful, beautifully written novel about an old man who has recently lost his beloved wife. Bereaved and waiting for his own death, the history professor stocks his pantry, holes himself … Continue reading

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Power

Wars of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou by Conn Iggulden is historical fiction based on the life of King Henry VI and his french-born Queen, Margaret. This is a bloody tale of the period when Henry VI was mentally impaired … Continue reading

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The Glue

One Plus One is a recently published novel by Jojo Moyes. The book is billed as a love story, but I would additionally classify it as a story about single parenting. The heroine of this story is named Jess. I, … Continue reading

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