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Synopsis (from the book cover):
Bestselling writer Bill Bryson’s brilliantly readable biography of our greatest dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is updated to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.
Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson tries to make sense of the man behind the masterpieces. In a journey through the streets of [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 31st 2024

…Museums & Heritage Sites

I picked up a copy of this book whilst I was on my recent holiday to Colwall. It was like welcoming back an old friend. I used to buy a copy of this every year, it was always an inspiration for new places to visit both at home and whilst on holiday. [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 23rd 2017

Synopsis from the book cover:
Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature is it so apparent as in this classic work, The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest. This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizbethan England is most remarkable document and John Gerard, its author,  a most remarkable priest in a time when to [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 25th 2015

Synopsis (from book cover):
The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe.  Usually we give some clues about the book on the jacket, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book.  We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 5th 2014

…Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209 – 1300
During the early 13th century the north of what is now France went to war with the south in a bloody crusade aimed at destroying the heretical sect know as the Cathars.  The conflict was characterized by vicious guerrilla actions and the besieging of the innumerable fortified sites [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 10th 2014

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Virgile’s Wine

The book in my previous post describes Virgile as he is setting out into wine production in 2001.  At the back of the book the author Patrick provides an update stating that much has changed since 2001, Virgil has now become successful in the Languedoc wine industry.  But his success has taken him away from [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 4th 2014

… A year in the Languedoc wine country

Synopsis (from the author’s website):
In Virgile’s Vineyard, Patrick Moon explores the world of Languedoc wine. Among the cast of characters that Patrick meets during his year of discovery is Virgile, a young local wine-maker who offers to initiate him into the mysteries of each seasons work in the [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 3rd 2014

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