I really enjoyed this overview of Anglo-Saxon England (perhaps especially because I watched the end of The Last Kingdom with my Mom this Summer, so I got to share random facts with her about the background for the show). Laying that aside, though, Morris does a good job of showing how Anglo-Saxon society developed over time and the ways in which it doesn‘t quite fit the mold we‘ve cast for it.
As you can probably tell from the number of quotes I‘ve posted from this book, I really liked this one. I thought it did a good job of balancing details (some of them surprising!) and a broad overview of the long history of the Hudson‘s Bay Company from its founding to the end of its monopoly.
George Simpson was the greatest tragedy to befall the Company and northern North America, since its founding in 1670.
I thought I was getting used to the 18th century spellings of the original documents, but this did take me a minute. It‘s choked…
Well-researched history of several mixed-race families and how they navigated social and political upheaval from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.
What those writers wanted to hear and what George wanted to tell were entirely different.
I was excited to read a mystery set in my home province; however, so far it is trying too hard to have Canadian references (and needs a better editor). It might be worth finishing just for the fun of the awkward similes, though.
Excited to dive into this one!
When I saw that it was yet another WWII novel, I almost gave it a miss, but I was drawn in when I saw that it took place in a camp of COs fighting forest fires. I‘m glad I took the time. I was pleasantly surprised at how Green avoided giving trite, pat answers about pacifism, and had her characters (COs and others) wrestle with their firmly held beliefs, ending up a little kinder, a little wiser, and little more open-minded.