Reviewed: “A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France” by Susan Ottaway
World War II is one of the most written about parts of human history. Acts of heroism, acts of madness, acts of sacrifice, acts of survival… it is all covered in every aspect of the written word, fiction and non-fiction. And yet Susan Ottaway has managed to find something, someone whose story has never really… Continue reading
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: “Murder on the Ile Sordou” by M.L. Longworth
“Murder on the Ile Sordou” is the fourth book in M.L. Longworth’s Verlaque and Bonnet series. It seems important to note that this is the first and only book in the series that I’ve read. When I realized, belatedly, that I missed three books, I admit that I was a little nervous about getting into… 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.