Genre: biography

Book Review: Alison Weir’s Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

Book Review: Alison Weir’s Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

A vivid portrait of a passionate spirit who lived one of medieval England’s greatest love stories. A woman ahead of her time–making her own choices, flouting convention, and taking control of her destiny.

Posted September 20, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Wendy Moore’s How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain’s Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate

Book Review: Wendy Moore’s How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain’s Most Ineligible Bachelor  and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate

Stranger than fiction, blending tragedy and farce, How to Create the Perfect Wife is an engrossing tale of the radicalism—and deep contradictions—at the heart of the Enlightenment.

Posted June 21, 2013 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments