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Review: Sweet Alice by Leelou Cervant

21 May 2017

Being as I’m reading absolutely anything set in the seventeenth century at the moment, it’s no surprise that includes a bit of erotica, as Sweet Alice by Leelou Cervant...

Review: Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682 by Robert Goodwin

15 May 2017

Being as I don’t know as much as I’d like about the history of early modern Spain, I’m currently trying to rectify this at present. Enter Robert Goodwin’s book,...

Review: Lady on the Coin by Margaret Campbell Barnes

12 May 2017

Lady on the Coin, written by Margaret Campbell Barnes and first published in the early 1960s, follows the life of Frances Stuart, the woman who was the model for Britannia. Frances...

Review: Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre

29 April 2017

A few years ago, I went to a classical violin concert at the Wigmore Hall in London. The music selected was the kind you tend to get on Radio 3, slightly weird, postmodern, and lacking...