Review: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Patrick N. Allitt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Patrick N. Allitt comes across, in this series of audio lectures, as a very pleasant, easy-going and genial academic. His voice absolutely sounds like it belongs to a British comedian though I can’t, for the life of me, think who he makes me think of. Overall, the lectures feel… Read More Review: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Patrick N. Allitt

Book Review: Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

My rating: 5 of 5 stars Continuing on from enjoying the ‘Enchanted Forest Chronicles’ which began with ‘Dealing with Dragons‘, returning to the series thirteen years after first reading them to my young children, I was delighted to find that the second book was every bit as entertaining as the first. Wrede’s rather wonderful idea… Read More Book Review: Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Book Review: Empireland – How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera

My rating: 5 of 5 stars A long-time lover of Global history, I’m very aware just how too much of what I’ve read has been written by white British historians (Peter Frankopan is just about the best of them). I recently started a run of reading non-white historians to get a much better balance of… Read More Book Review: Empireland – How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera