Happy weekend everyone! This week’s #FridayReads selections will help you delve into your own personal history. Whether you’re new to genealogy and thinking of looking into it for the first time, or a veteran of family history studies, you’ll find useful, practical, and entertaining information within these books to help guide your search. Continue reading “#FridayReads: Family History”
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”
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”
Yesterday was the centennial anniversary of the United States’ entry in to World War I, so this weekend we’re inspired to brush up on our Great War history. Check out our four #FridayReads picks! Continue reading “#FridayReads: World War I History”
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”
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.”
“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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This month, several of our books from various publishers have been featured in Books Monthly’s book reviews! These historical fiction, mystery, true crime, genealogy, and history titles received wonderful reviews, and we’re excited to share them with you.
Keep reading to see what Books Monthly had to say about our titles. Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly Reviews”
Hey family historians & genealogists, today’s featured book review is for you! In Search of our Ancient Ancestors is a fascinating study of our ancients ancestors (going all the way back to single-celled organisms), and the story of our 40,000 year quest to understand our past.
And don’t miss Anthony Adolph’s YouTube series, In Search of our Ancient Ancestors (filmed to accompany the book!). Part 1: Evolution, and Part 2: Stone Age Britain are now available for your viewing pleasure. Keep reading to check out both videos and see what reviewers have said about Anthony Adolph’s book, In Search of our Ancient Ancestors. Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: In Search of our Ancient Ancestors [with bonus videos!]”
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. Continue reading “New Book Reviews from Books Monthly!”
Casemate IPM is at the National Genealogical Society Conference this week in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, and as such I decided that this week’s featured book review should be one of our wonderful genealogical history books from Pen and Sword!