Category Archives: Favourite Book(s)

Favourite Book(s) #36 – The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

As a rule of thumb I do not enjoy fantasy novels, but I do enjoy historical fiction and this series is set between the two genres. Some years ago, a friend introduced me to the author, Diana Gabaldon who writes … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #35 – Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writings by Ruth A Symes

This made it to the favourite’s list for whole host of reasons. Our existence can be tracked in paper from the moment we are born, through education, employment and taxation records. Houses we buy and sell and even articles we … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #34 – The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

I spotted this book when it was first released in paperback. I almost bought it then remembered that I could purchase it on the way back to the car, then promptly forgot. I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #33 – How to Bullet Plan by Rachel Wilkerson Miller

For reasons I cannot explain this book has become a favourite. It is a shame that this likely first book about Bullet planning was published by someone who did not devise the concept, but such is life! I spotted this … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #32 – Sicily by John Julius Norwich

Whilst this book has hit my favourites list it almost did not. This is a not a substantial book in terms of pages, there are over 350, but in terms of contents and historical scope. The book starts with the … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #31 – The Harry Potter Series

I was a late starter with the Harry Potter series. I started with the first three films then whilst I was waiting for the next film began reading the fourth book. There is something about the series, both books and … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #30 – The Button Box Lifting the Lid on Women’s Lives by Lynn Knight

I inherited a pile of buttons from my Grandmother and late Mum. I also had a pile of buttons that came as extra’s with clothes bought over the years. They had gathered in my sewing box and filled all the … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #29 – The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron

I have mentioned before on this site that I have kept a journal since I was 12. What started as a small homework book that I was presented with at senior school morphed into something else a complete note of … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #28 – Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors – A Guide to Research Methods for Family Historians by John Wintrip

This is a fabulous book for those who are embarking on researching their genealogical pursuits in England and Wales, whether you are new to this area of research or an established researcher. This book takes you back earlier than Civil … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #27 – 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Thus is one of my favourite go to books if I have been in a reading slump or I have been reading heavy texts. It is a light and amusing book. This is the story of Helene Hanff and the … Continue reading

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