New Book Reviews from Books Monthly!

Amberley Publishing and Pen & Sword Books both had some wonderful reviews featured in the June issue of Books Monthly! Keeping reading to find the reviews and links to purchase or pre-order your copy of the featured books.


A Visitor’s Guide to Shakespeare’s London
9781473825543
“Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare (which I personally believe is simply an excuse to celebrate the works of the world’s greatest literary giant – after all, one doesn’t normally celebrate someone’s death, unless it’s someone like Hitler or Margaret Thatcher…) David Thomas’s book looks at life in London at the time Shakespeare actually lived and wrote. Absolutely fascinating – visitors to London will look at the city in a new light, and people who have never been there may well think again before actually visiting – only joking! This is an absolutely superb travel book with a subtle difference. Blackadder’s London comes to life in this brilliant book…”
Now Available

Historical Research Using British Newspapers
9781473859005
“During the course of my own genealogical research into my own family, there have been times when sites like Ancestry and Find My Past have turned up newspaper articles about certain family members. It is often the case that looking at a census form (with 1911 the most recent available census, which is a national scandal, never mind the fact we have to pay to look at research that really belongs to us!) simply doesn’t provide enough material. Almost everyone will have a family member who has been mentioned in the local or sometimes national newspapers – Denise Bates gives clear and concise, practical instructions on how to research newspapers in this superb book from Pen and Sword.”
Now Available

The Disappearance of Maria Glenn
9781473863309


“The Regency period has always been one of my favourite settings for romantic fiction – in my younger days I adored the stories of Georgette Heyer, for example. Naomi Clifford’s story of Maria Glenn has all the hallmarks of such romantic fiction, but is a true story. Absolutely fascinating.”

Coming Soon

Forgotten Science
9781445648378


“A fascinating and often hilarious look at some of the more strange scientific experiments that have been conducted through history – if science at school had actually been this weird, I might well have continued with it instead of dropping it like a brick!”

Coming Soon

Last Rites
9781445654980
“There are a fair number of heritage railways up and down the country where it’s possible to watch and ride on a huge variety of steam trains in an attempt to recapture the joy of pre-1960s railway travel. What we don’t think about, when we revisit these national treasures, is what happened to the glorious machines that used to populate our tracks. John Evans’s book is a timely reminder that progress doesn’t always have to go hand in hand with change, and as more and more steam engines are being restored to their former glory, it’s maybe a good time to reflect on how much better rail travel on a steam engine-pulled train was so much better in every single aspect. A wonderful book.”
Coming Soon

Mapping the Airways
9781445654645
“I well remember the brilliant cartographic graphics in the Indiana Jones films as the plane he and his companions are in cross various borders and territories – hugely enjoyable sequences from terrific films. I have no idea how people even start to compile maps, that’s one of the seven wonders of the world as far as I’m concerned. Paul Jarvis’s wonderful book doesn’t explain the technology behind cartography – that isn’t its purpose. What it does do is entertain in a superb way. I’ve always been fascinated by maps, particularly older ones, and Paul’s work in compiling this wonderful book is absolutely enthralling. Maps have always sparked my imagination – Paul’s book carries more than just a spark, it provides full DC current! Superlative.”
Coming Soon

Police Dog Heroes
9781445655475
“This is a book that will inspire and amaze people of all ages who like to live on the right side of the law. I always worry about dogs that are pressed into service at our behest to help protect us, albeit from criminals or terrorists, or opponents in world wars. These innocent creatures have proved time and time again their value to us in such conflicts and in helping to track and arrest criminals. This is sometimes a real tear jerker, sometimes a wonderful piece of animal history, but at all times, it is a joy to read. Superb.”
Coming Soon

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