Reviewed: “The Daughters of Mars” by Thomas Keneally
My newest literary addiction is World War I fiction so I was thrilled to win a copy of Thomas Keneally’s “The Daughters of Mars” – the story of two Australian nurses serving just behind the front lines of the biggest battles in World War I. The novel starts off a bit slow, even as Naomi… Continue reading
Reviewed: “Bittersweet” by Colleen McCullough
Colleen McCullough’s BITTERSWEET is the story of four sisters, two sets of twins, who are bound by ties stronger than simply those of familial blood. It seems like a lot of main characters but McCullough does justice to each of the sisters. Even considering that they are twins, none of them are exactly alike. They… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.