Milk

Milk By Mark Kurlansky Review Thank you to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for this ARC. We luxuriate in the richness of yummy butter, or at least I do. There is nothing more delicious to me than a simple croissant, flaky dough that has been laboriously layered with butter, and a cup of coffee.  But apparently…

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Decorated Roman Armour

Decorated Roman Armour by Raffaele D’Amato and Andrey Evgenvich Negin Review Decorated Roman Armour is an absolutely beautiful book!  It is filled with color photography throughout and wonderful descriptions.  The photographs are from private collectors and museums.  Pieces are shown in sections of type, like shields, cuirass, etc.,  and in chronological order, showing the changes…

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American Cake

American Cake By Anne Byrn Review This is a fun book.  If you love History and you have any interest in cake, you should read this.  Byrn goes through the American history of baking taking one cake at a time, going chronologically as they appear in history.  This includes all the ingredients and measurements used…

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Pound Cake

This book has been great so far.  There are several cakes that I want to try in here. One of them is a king cake, which I should do since Mardi Gras is this week, but I’m king caked out.  So, I’m gonna try the pound cake.  It was first recorded in 1754 and it’s…

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Lost To The Sea

Lost To The Sea by Stephen Wade Review Lost to the sea seeks to document the lost communities that have been washed away to the the sea in Britain. I found this to be rather lyrical in the introduction and enjoyed the beginning of the first chapter, but I found it dry and repetitive after…

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The Real Guy Fawkes

The Real Guy Fawkes by Nick Holland Review I saw recently that there is a show about Guy Fawkes that I am quite excited to watch. Cause I love me some Jon SNNN…. *ehem*…. I enjoy the theatrical performances of Kit Harrington.  So, this book was at the top of my list to get to.…

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The World That Made New Orleans

The World That Made New Orleans by Ned Sublette Review The World That Made New Orleans follows the creation of New Orleans using slavery and music as a string to follow through time. The information in here is engaging, and disturbing. I noticed that the people that rated this as average or below average on…

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A Secret History Of Brands

A Secret History Of Brands by Matt McNabb Review This is a collection of well known brands and their historical significance.  Each chapter is fairly short, and does a fair job in its depth of coverage.  It covers Coca cola, Hugo Boss, Henry Ford, Adidas and Puma, Chanel, Bayer, Kellogg’s corn flakes, Winchester, and Bakelite.…

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Dickens and Christmas

Dickens and Christmas by Lucinda Hawksley Review Dickens and Christmas looks at the cultural change of Christmas leading up to the publishing of Dickens’ Christmas stories and after.  It also gives a wonderful account of Dickens himself and how he saw the world.     I love Christmas time, but I have never been a fan…

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Garden Wildlife

Villager Jim’s Garden Wildlife Review Thank you to White Owl books for sending me this book to review! Villager Jim’s Garden Wildlife is a photography book that captures a very British country garden and its regular inhabitants.   So regular, that many of the birds are named.  While the subjects are ordinary, the pictures are anything…

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