Review: Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War: A History of World War I in Poetry and Prose

– By Andrew Ferguson

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Verdict:

This short but powerful book is honestly one of the best accounts of the First World War that I have ever read. Ferguson takes his readers through the entire conflict, using well-timed excerpts from poetry and prose to bring to life the many emotions and experiences of global warfare. His focus on Scottish poets and their contribution to the war effort is particularly poignant, as theirs is a role that has often been overlooked.

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Review: Battling With The Truth

Battling With The Truth: The Contrast in the Media Reporting of World War II

– By Ian Garden

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Verdict:

A fascinating and easy-to-read book that examines key events from the Second World War from both sides of the conflict. While the amount of manipulating (and outright lying) Goebbels and the Nazi party resorted to in the name of ‘the war effort’ is unlikely to surprise you, the amount that came from the British might…

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Review: Lindell’s List

Lindell’s List: Saving British and American Women at Ravensbrück

– By Peter Hore

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Verdict:

A powerful and illuminating book that shows not just how Mary Lindell fought for the Allies in the Second World War, but how countless other brave women risked their lives and their liberty as well.

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Review: The Ration Book Diet

The Ration Book Diet (3rd Edition)

– By Mike Brown, Carol Harris, C J Jackson

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Verdict:

A fun, interesting book that effortlessly combines two of my greatest loves: history and food. If you’re into cooking and healthy eating, this little recipe book would make a quirky addition to your shelf.

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Review: Agent Of Peace

Agent Of Peace: Emily Hobhouse and her Courageous Attempt to End the First World War – Jennifer Hobhouse Balme Verdict: A slow-paced book that reflects the political atmosphere of the time. Emily’s lengthy journal extracts, particularly her time in occupied Belgium … Continue reading

Review: Joyce’s War

Verdict: A fascinating slice of history told from a unique point of view; Joyce’s War perfectly captures a wartime experience that is both alien yet strangely familiar to us. Though you will be left desperate to know more (Joyce introduces … Continue reading