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[ARC Review] How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark by Patrick Kingsley

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02 February
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Let’s begin by acknowledging that I am Danish. In fact, genetically, I am very Danish. My last name, Jensen,  is the most prevalent surname in all of Denmark, and the whole of my family has the very, very Danish look. However, I have never (yet) been to Denmark, and due to the obvious language barrier, I have very little contact with most of my extended family. So when the chance to read this book came up, I jumped, figuring this would be the perfect way to amuse myself and uncover more about the place from which I hail. Just how Danish… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy

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27 January
[ARC Review] The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy

The events surrounding King Henry VIII’s “Great Matter” have been rehashed and retold so many times, and is so well loved by historical fiction fans everywhere that it feels as if any author with a penchant for history could sell a book on this subject and have it do rather well. However, with the Boleyn Bride, Brandy Purdy has shrewdly revived the well reiterated tale by placing the narrative with an extremely overlooked and oft-forgotten historical figure: Elizabeth Howard. Wife of Thomas Boleyn, mother to Anne, long serving lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon, faded former interest of the… Read more »