Reviews

  • Book Review: ‘Duchesses – Living in 21st Century Britain’ by Jane Dismore

    by - Sep 11, 2014
    This latest book by Jane Dismore explores the lives of ten non-royal Duchesses living in Britain today. Dismore was given the chance to enter into the world of these modern-day aristocrats by visiting their ancestral homes and interviewing...
  • Review: Wolf Hall – Aldwych Theatre, London

    by - Sep 1, 2014
    Mike Poulton’s theatrical adaptions of Hilary Mantel’s two Man Booker prize winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, have consistently received five star reviews from newspapers and critics alike since it debuted in Stratford-upon-Avon last December. These productions...
  • Osborne’s Swiss Cottage – A Victorian children’s playhouse

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    I holiday in the Isle of Wight most years. There’s just something about the relaxed pace of life over there that makes it a perfect break for me. Every time I go over to the Island,...
  • Final weeks of Diana, Princess of Wales exhibition open for public viewing

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    Nearly 17 years after her untimely death, Diana, Princess of Wales continues to touch the lives of people throughout the world. Due to her committed charity work, her influence on her dedicated sons, and the never-ending fascination...
  • Review of Martha Mumford’s ‘Happy Birthday, Royal Baby!’

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    After the huge success of Martha Mumford’s book Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! last July, which coincided with the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby, Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! has been released in time...
  • A review of Brian Hoey’s ‘At home with The Queen’

    by - May 21, 2014
    Brian Hoey’s ‘At Home with The Queen’ is a book for those Royal Watchers who love the intricate details of The Royal Household, giving those titbits you don’t normally hear. Mr Hoey secured the first ever TV...
  • Book review of Ed West’s ‘A Century of Royalty’

    by - May 15, 2014
    As the introduction states: “Under Queen Elizabeth II royalty has continued to adapt to the modern world, and despite some bad times, remains the strongest of British institutions”. In many ways, this sense of pride and...
  • A Personal Portrait of the Royal Family – A Review

    by - Apr 18, 2014
    “A fascinating illustration of an important period in British history,” writes the Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd, Trevor Jones, in the foreword to Colin Edwards’s new book. Having read the book for myself, I couldn’t agree more. Written...
  • A Quick Review of the Six Wives of Henry the 8th by Alison Weir

    by - Apr 4, 2014
    The Queen, the Lover, the Mother, the Outcast, the Victim and the Survivor; the six wives of Henry the 8th. Historian and Tudor expert Alison Weir brings to life these six remarkable women in her book...
  • 5 Minute Book Review – Honour by Matthew Lewis

    by - Jan 10, 2014
    After reading the first historical fiction book written by Matthew Lewis, Loyalty I was very excited to read the next instalment, Honour.  I was expecting something similar to the first book – an engrossing story, well rounded characters...