EXSILIUM, by Alison Morton

Women influenced and managed their society – some more than others – even though they had no public political power.

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Why Salt?

The condiment we consider an everyday feature of the kitchen table was not always as accessible as it is today.
cover of restoration
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Mens sana in corpore sano

A healthy mind in a healthy body I thought I was the only one! How wrong can you get? Historical fiction with a focus on medicine seemed an extremely niche genre so
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Books of the Year

Much as I love a comfort read or relaxing entertainment, I do love a book that makes me think. In no particular order, here are half a dozen books I
Turkish cove
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Turkey and Wings

It was pure coincidence that I read de Bernières' novel before my holiday but what a happy accident.
Norwegian mermaid
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Book Towns!

My summer holiday this year was spent in Norway, exploring fjords and glaciers, kayaking, axe-throwing, sampling Scandinavian beers and pretending to be a mermaid. Then we stumbled on a funny little place called Fjaerdland and I fell in love.