Book Reviews

Book News February 2022

*contains affiliate links* The Times Queen Elizabeth II: Her 70 year reign  Hardcover – 14 October 2021 (UK) & 1 February 2022 (US) Discover how the reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch unfolded, as seen through fascinating Times articles and photography. Published to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this full-colour book is a detailed profile of [read more]

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Book News January 2022

*contains affiliate links* Mary, Queen of Scots Book of Days  Hardcover – 9 September 2021 (UK) & 1 January 2022 (US) Hugely informative and stunningly produced, the Mary, Queen of Scots Book of Days pairs a practical perpetual diary with a wealth of material on the life and times of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 -1587). [read more]

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Book News October 2020

Queen of Versailles: Madame de Maintenon, First Lady of Louis XIV’s France  Hardcover – 22 October 2020 (US & UK) The rise to power of Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719), a queen in all but name, was nothing short of extraordinary. Born into poverty and ignominy, she used her intellect, charisma, and connections to [read more]

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Book News September 2020

Forbidden Wife: The Life and Trials of Lady Augusta Murray  Hardcover – 1 September 2020 (US) & 3 February 2020 (UK) On the night of 4 April 1793, two lovers were preparing to compel a cleric to perform a secret ceremony. The wedding of the sixth son of King George III to the daughter of [read more]