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Book Review: ‘Nobody’s Princess’ and ‘Nobody’s Prize’ by Esther Friesner

She is beautiful, she is a princess and Aphrodite is her favourite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Unlike her prissy sister Clytemnestra she takes no pleasure in weaving and embroidery. And despite what her mother says, she is not even close to being interested in gettingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Nobody’s Princess’ and ‘Nobody’s Prize’ by Esther Friesner”

Book Review: The Pull Of The Stars by Emma Donoghue

Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and diseaase, Nurse Julia Powers works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together. Into julia’s stressful world step two outsides: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police and aContinue reading “Book Review: The Pull Of The Stars by Emma Donoghue”

Book Review: Katherine, Tudor Duchess by Tony Riches

Attractive, wealthy and influential, Katherine Willoughby is one of the most unusual ladies of the Tudor Court. A favourite of King Henry VIII Katherine knew all his six wives, his daughters Mary and Elizabeth and his son Edward. Katherine becomes the ward of Tudor knight Charles Brandon. Her spanish mother Maria de Salinas is QueenContinue reading “Book Review: Katherine, Tudor Duchess by Tony Riches”

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