Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

Happy Thursday! A new issue of Books Monthly has been released, and several of our books have received great reviews. Keep reading to see what was said about our titles!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

A new issue of Books Monthly is out, and it features several great reviews of our titles! Keep reading to see which books were included this month.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

Books Monthly has reviewed eight of our titles in their May issue! We’re excited to share these with you, so keep reading to see what Books Monthly had to say about these current and forthcoming titles.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

Happy Thursday! This week’s featured book reviews come from the April issue of Books Monthly, in which nine of our titles were reviewed. Keep reading to check out what they said.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

Happy Thursday! The March issue of Books Monthly is now online, and several of our distributed titles received wonderful reviews, including a review of Storm Chaser  by Emmy Award-winning photographer Mike Olbinski.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

We’re excited to share these reviews of forthcoming Pen & Sword Books titles found in the January issue of Books Monthly! From an Ancient Mesopotamian anthology, to genealogy, to Georgian history and more, there’s something for every reader here.

Click here to view the full January issue of Books Monthly.

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Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

In their December issue, Books Monthly has written great reviews of several of our titles, in genres such as Tudor history, transportation, and biography. See what they had to say about our books!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly Reviews

The November issue of Books Monthly is now available, and there are some wonderful new reviews of Pen & Sword titles. Keep reading to see what books were featured this month.

You can see the full November issue of Books Monthly on their website, here.


The Dark Side of East London

“Although my family has its origins in London, most of them from the east end, I wouldn’t be able to say with any confidence if Whitechapel and the Ripper murders were in the East End or not. It seems a shame that one specific area of London has this awful reputation, which author David Charnick investigates so thoroughly, but such a lot of terrible things seem to have happened there!”

The Tudor Murder Files

“Only a few centuries ago, life was so cheap, you could be wandering around the court in the morning, and be dead in the afternoon, at the whim of the monarchy or one of its representatives. I don’t suppose that Tudor times were any worse than previous times, but they certainly see to have something of a reputation, which James Moore’s excellent book celebrates in some style!”

An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry

“We all know what the Bayeux Tapestry celebrates in its iconic artwork, but Trevor Rowley goes one step further and looks at the buildings and characters with a view t actually identifying them! Absolutely fascinating, brings a whole new dimension to the study of this amazing artefact.”

Tracing Your Twentieth Century Ancestors

“When we were compiling our own family tree a couple of years ago, we concentrated first on those ancestors who we knew intimately and then their forebears, eventually working our way back through previous centuries. We tnink of ourselves of twentieth century people, lucky enough to have survived through to the next, the twenty-first. The problem with twentieth century genealogy is the sad fact that the latest census available for research is the 1911 one. I think this is a national scandal, personally. Karen Bali suggests other, brilliant and unusual ways of getting at the information you want, but it remains a national disgrace that with modern scanning techniques, more of the data that belongs to us is not available. A great book, most welcome.”

Dark Valleys

“For aficionadoes of murder and darker crimes – this amazing book uncovers a hotbed of foul deeds in South Wales – well-researched and very well written.”


About the Books

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Books Monthly’s Book of the Month

Not one, but two Allison & Busby titles have been named Books Monthly’s Book of the Month in the July issue! Legacy of Greyladies by Anna Jacobs and Waterloo The Bravest Man by Andrew Swanston are the recipients of this honor. Keep reading to learn what they’re all about & see why Books Monthly chose each of them as Book of the Month… Continue reading “Books Monthly’s Book of the Month”