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Read the History behind The Crown

Posted on: 28/11/2019 with tags: English History, historical fiction, historical novel, history, lady anne glenconner, the crown, world war II, 20th Century, British History, Royal Family, WW2

If you are, like us, hooked by the recent third series of The Crown (definitely NOT on our third re-watch, definitely not), then you’ll also want to know more about the history behind the events portrayed in the episode. We’ve pulled together a selection of ‘further reading’ for those looking to delve deeper. Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE TIMES MEMOIR OF THE YEAR 2019 ‘Remarkable . . . If your jaw doesn’t drop at least three times every chapter, you’ve not be…

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Explore the archives of the Imperial War Museum

Posted on: 08/11/2019 20th Century, WW2

Take time out this November to rediscover four wartime classics from the archives of Imperial War Museums (IWM). Listen to the works of forgotten writers of the Second World War, read by a selection of great narrators including Jonathan Keeble and Matt Addis, and get a new insight into life on the front and at home. From the D-Day landings to jungle warfare, and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of the Blitz, these novels provide modern listeners with a fresh perspective on what it was l…

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Operation Colossus. The forgotten raiders. The true story.

Posted on: 31/10/2019

To celebrate publication of his new book SAS Shadow Raiders, bestselling author Damien Lewis tells the untold story of Operation Colossus, the first ever Allied airborne raid – the forgotten heroes of WWII. In my new book, SAS Shadow Raiders, I reveal the lost history of the SAS’s earliest beginnings – how they were formed a year before accepted history tells it, and how they carried out the Allies first, most audacious and daring airborne raid – codenamed Operation Colossus. In the immediate af…

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Six thrilling reads for this Halloween

Posted on: 28/10/2019 with tags: halloween, history, witches

This year for Halloween, we have made a list of six thrilling reads: from wildly fascinating stories of witches around the world to bloody revolutions under the reign of Richard II to odd, unexplained mysteries.   The Virago Book of Witches by Shahrukh Husain The witch: resilient, edgy, awe-inspiring and potent. She never disappears for long . . . A collection of more than fifty stories about witches from around the world. There are tales of banshees, crones and beauties in disguise from Ch…

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