Five Upcoming Releases I am Excited About

Hey everyone! I know posts haven’t been coming hugely regularly lately – newborn baby and buying my first house at roughly the same time has made things a bit crazy – but I have finally managed to write one! There have been so many great books coming out this year, and I know I did …

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Book Review: 24 Hours in Ancient Athens by Philip Matyszak

24 Hours in Ancient Athens by Philip Matyszak is the third book in a series of light-hearted, yet incredibly informative, non-fiction books covering the ancient world – with the previous books having covered Ancient Rome and Ancient Egypt. I’d really enjoyed both previous books, so was excited for this one – and it met all …

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Book Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

This review may contain spoilers for the previous book in the series – The Blade Itself Fast paced and relentless. Dark and brutal, but with a heavy undertone of humour, Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie is a real triumph in balancing grim realism,  fantasy, humour and a tiny speck of hope. I had …

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Book Review: 24 Hours in Ancient Egypt by Donald P. Ryan

24 Hours in Ancient Egypt by Donald P. Ryan follows the same informative, yet light-hearted, approach that 24 Hours in Ancient Rome did. This is not really surprising, given that they are both in the same book series, but it is worth mentioning as I had absolutely loved the Roman book. This meant that I …

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Book Review: 24 Hours in Ancient Rome by Philip Matyszak

24 Hours in Ancient Rome is a fascinating, light-hearted and fun, yet informative, exploration into the everyday life of people living in Ancient Rome. Set during the rule of the Emperor Hadrian in the year AD 137, this book sees Rome and its empire at its peak – ruling from north of Britain to the …

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