Review: 1940s Fashion by Fiona Kay and Neil R. Storey

Review: 1940s Fashion by Fiona Kay and Neil R. Storey

I' ve read a lot of fashion history books, honestly, I have. When I was in London recently I found this little one, tucked between some really big books, but it caught my eye immediately! Is it one I recommend? Despite - or perhaps because of - the privations of war, the 1940s was one [...]

Review: Stories for Kids who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks

Review: Stories for Kids who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks

A little while ago, I read Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different and that one made me emotional. Very emotional. I read a lot of children's history books, I really love the trend of those books like Goodnight Stories for Little Girls, Little Leaders and the like. But Stories for Boys is different. [...]

Review: the Pug who bit Napoleon animal tales of the 18th & 19th centuries by Mimi Matthews

Review: the Pug who bit Napoleon animal tales of the 18th & 19th centuries by Mimi Matthews

How can you read this title and NOT want to read this book? I love most animals, I'm also afraid of a lot, but who doesn't like a good animal story! From elaborate Victorian cat funerals to a Regency era pony who took a ride in a hot air balloon, Mimi Matthews shares some of [...]