Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen and the Men Who Loved Her by Robert Stephen Parry

| July 15, 2014

This was the ideal book to take on my recent holiday – it was Tudor history but it was a book you could dip into and it was light-hearted, so not at all heavy or academic. Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen and the Men Who Loved Her is described as “a series of biographical sketches from […]

Wildish by Robert Parry

| May 15, 2013

Robert Parry’s latest historical novel, Wildish, is set in the 18th century, in Georgian England, a period I have never studied in depth. This made me slightly wary of reading it because I like to have enough knowledge to be able to figure out what is fact and what is fiction. However, my worries were […]

The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry

| January 11, 2011

Being under the weather with a bad cough at the end of last week gave me the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa with my Kindle and blanket to enjoy this latest offering from Robert Parry, author of one of my favourite books “Virgin and the Crab”. In the past I have described […]

Virgin and the Crab by Robert Parry

| October 12, 2009

Isn’t it a wonderful thing when a novel actually transports you to another place and time? Well, this historical novel does just that and is just the thing to read this autumn (fall) with a mug of hot chocolate or a nice glass of wine. “Virgin and the Crab: Sketches, Fables and Mysteries from the […]