Book Review – Stuart Britain – A very short introduction

All the books in this series are very educational.

This book is about the reigns of the Stuart kings of Britain from James I to William III.

As you know, there were two revolutions in England in the 1600s, one in the period 1642-49 and another for good measure in 1688.

The book covers Society and Economic Life, Government and Law, and Intellectual and Religious Life, giving a complete picture of the country. The Civil Wars, The Commonwealth, and The Restoration are all covered as well.

If you’re interested in the English Civil Wars and Oliver Cromwell, this book is a great place to start as it provides much needed background as to why Charles I was executed. The Further Reading section has some great suggestions about which books to read next.

There is one startling fact, at least to my mind. The period 1569 – 1642 was the most peaceful period in England’s / Britain’s history up until that time. And then you could say that things changed. Let that be a lesson to all of us – even though people may look happy and content it doesn’t take much to start a revolution, in this case one man’s arrogance in dealing with one section of his population led to his overthrow.

Office Life

Office Life details 5 Days in the life of an English office. There’s lots of banter and insults flying around in this story. One person goes to the wrong place for the weekend, another has horrible personal habits, and a couple have sex over a desk when no one is watching, but someone is listening. The main character undergoes a transformation after losing a race and feels better for it.

The official category for this book is dark humour, but really it’s a combination of British humour, irony, and sarcasm. If you like all or any of these categories of humour, this book could be for you.

Office Life is available from 24th November to 1st December at a discount. 

Office Life is a story about the voyage of Albert Merton from a boorish anti-environmentalist to a supporter of the fight against Global Warming.
 
The book is not just about Albert, but also includes a number of diverting characters. There’s a rather fat, jolly contractor, who is exceedingly good at programming, there’s a lady who dresses like her mother did 30 years previously, but who is very practical. There’s a loudmouth character who doesn’t know when to shut up, a woman who doesn’t have sex often enough for her own liking, a man who drives his car into a motorway barrier at 100 mph sideways, and a man who can’t stop breaking wind and who has to go outside and emit his farts in the fresh air. These people and others interact with and influence Albert.
 

Book Review – Day of the Triffids

This is the classic catastrophe novel of the 20th Century and I appreciate the ending where there seems to be little room for optimism for the human race. There’s no cavalry coming to the rescue here, everyone on Earth is either dead, blind, or going back to basics for the rest of their lives. It’s quite a scary novel in that it made me think what I would do in this situation and how I would cope and now that we have both Covid and the spectre of Climate Change to deal with, it’s a very apt time to read the book.

As for the triffids, well they’re mobile plants with stingers and carnivorous appetites, so you would think with so few humans around and no other predators that they’d take over the world. Your only chance of survival is to go to a small island and get rid of the triffids from the island, which is what some of the humans have done in the book.

She’s Coming For You

She’d loved animals her whole life.

When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.

Now she was not undercover. She was on holiday, travelling on the trains in Spain and Portugal.

There were no colleagues to back her up. She would have to take risks.

She doesn’t keep a diary of the deaths, but does like to write about the history of the places she has visited. This makes her seem like a normal human being – even when she isn’t.

Let the hunt begin here.

The book is available at a discount between 20th November – 27th November

Book Review – Day of the Triffids

This is the classic catastrophe novel of the 20th Century and I appreciate the ending where there seems to be little room for optimism for the human race. There’s no cavalry coming to the rescue here, everyone on Earth is either dead, blind, or going back to basics for the rest of their lives. It’s quite a scary novel in that it made me think what I would do in this situation and how I would cope and now that we have both Covid and the spectre of Climate Change to deal with, it’s a very apt time to read the book.

As for the triffids, well they’re mobile plants with stingers and carnivorous appetites, so you would think with so few humans around and no other predators that they’d take over the world. Your only chance of survival is to go to a small island and get rid of the triffids from the island, which is what some of the humans have done in the book.

She’s Coming For You

She’d loved animals her whole life.

When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.

Now she was not undercover. She was on holiday, travelling on the trains in Spain and Portugal.

There were no colleagues to back her up. She would have to take risks.

She doesn’t keep a diary of the deaths, but does like to write about the history of the places she has visited. This makes her seem like a normal human being – even when she isn’t.

Let the hunt begin here.

The book is available at a discount between 20th November – 27th November

Office Life

Office Life details 5 Days in the life of an English office. There’s lots of banter and insults flying around in this story. One person goes to the wrong place for the weekend, another has horrible personal habits, and a couple have sex over a desk when no one is watching, but someone is listening. The main character undergoes a transformation after losing a race and feels better for it.

The official category for this book is dark humour, but really it’s a combination of British humour, irony, and sarcasm. If you like all or any of these categories of humour, this book could be for you.

Office Life is available from 24th November to 1st December at a discount. 

Office Life is a story about the voyage of Albert Merton from a boorish anti-environmentalist to a supporter of the fight against Global Warming.
 
The book is not just about Albert, but also includes a number of diverting characters. There’s a rather fat, jolly contractor, who is exceedingly good at programming, there’s a lady who dresses like her mother did 30 years previously, but who is very practical. There’s a loudmouth character who doesn’t know when to shut up, a woman who doesn’t have sex often enough for her own liking, a man who drives his car into a motorway barrier at 100 mph sideways, and a man who can’t stop breaking wind and who has to go outside and emit his farts in the fresh air. These people and others interact with and influence Albert.
 

Book Review – Stuart Britain – A very short introduction

All the books in this series are very educational.

This book is about the reigns of the Stuart kings of Britain from James I to William III.

As you know, there were two revolutions in England in the 1600s, one in the period 1642-49 and another for good measure in 1688.

The book covers Society and Economic Life, Government and Law, and Intellectual and Religious Life, giving a complete picture of the country. The Civil Wars, The Commonwealth, and The Restoration are all covered as well.

If you’re interested in the English Civil Wars and Oliver Cromwell, this book is a great place to start as it provides much needed background as to why Charles I was executed. The Further Reading section has some great suggestions about which books to read next.

There is one startling fact, at least to my mind. The period 1569 – 1642 was the most peaceful period in England’s / Britain’s history up until that time. And then you could say that things changed. Let that be a lesson to all of us – even though people may look happy and content it doesn’t take much to start a revolution, in this case one man’s arrogance in dealing with one section of his population led to his overthrow.

She’s Coming For You

She’d loved animals her whole life.

When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.

Now she was not undercover. She was on holiday, travelling on the trains in Spain and Portugal.

There were no colleagues to back her up. She would have to take risks.

She doesn’t keep a diary of the deaths, but does like to write about the history of the places she has visited. This makes her seem like a normal human being – even when she isn’t.

Let the hunt begin here.

The book is available at a discount between 20th November – 27th November

She’s Coming For You

She’d loved animals her whole life.

When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.

Now she was not undercover. She was on holiday, travelling on the trains in Spain and Portugal.

There were no colleagues to back her up. She would have to take risks.

She doesn’t keep a diary of the deaths, but does like to write about the history of the places she has visited. This makes her seem like a normal human being – even when she isn’t.

Let the hunt begin here.

The book is available at a discount between 20th November – 27th November