For good or ill, the spice trade was the motivation behind some of the greatest historical moments.
Category: Read the World Project
The Black Tulip | Holland
Rosa was the best part about this book.
Read the World Wrap-Up | England
England has a fascinating, slowly evolving culture and history.
North and South | England
North and South married sorrow with happiness, showing that life is never one or the other. It is always both.
The English and Their History | England
It was too political. In a world of media biased, it was biased as well.
Kings and Queens of England | England
The episodic feel of this book, the dearth of information and one-sided literary illustrations, were a disappointment.
The American Heiress | England
This book illustrates the reality of the Gilded Age, the dust and ashes beneath the glimmer and gold.
Newt’s Emerald | England
In this book, Victorian England meets magic with a light, humorous touch.
Ivanhoe | England
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott is an intriguing mix of romance, historical fiction, adventure, and legend.
King Richard II | England
Per usual, the bard writes with style, and beauty drips from pen to paper.
King John | England
Not Shakespeare’s best effort, but it does nicely dramatize ancient history.
The Hobbit | England
This book made me want to relax at Bag End with Bilbo or sing with the dwarves. The writing was charming, witty, and fun.