A Bite-Sized History of France by Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell : deliciously fascinating

This book is deliciously fascinating. What better way to learn about a country’s history than by being introduced to it around a certain food item, such as artichokes, wine or cheese. The author explains how politics, economics and culture link with food in ‘foodways’, which reveal a great deal about a country. We discover many… Continue reading A Bite-Sized History of France by Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell : deliciously fascinating

Book Review: Endangered Eagle by Richard Carl Roth

This book describes itself as ‘a historical novel’. It entwines fact and fiction to create the story behind an attempt to assassinate Charles Lindbergh on a visit to Berlin. It’s been meticulously researched and the author enters into the spirit of the period and place he is portraying, namely 1930s Germany. For example, he uses… Continue reading Book Review: Endangered Eagle by Richard Carl Roth