Brit Book Review: The King’s Grave: The Discovery of King Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues it Holds by Phillipa Langley and Michael Jones

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  Like any good Anglophile, when I heard the news that they had possibly discovered the grave of one of England’s most infamous monarchs, I was excited to say the least.  As an amateur historian who studies England during the Wars of the … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centennary Celebration by Brent Elliott.

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               Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration by Brent Elliott is a gorgeously illustrated coffee table book celebrating 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Elliott, RHS’s librarian and … [Read more...]

Brit Books: Americashire – A Field Guide to a Marriage by Jennifer Richardson

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I'm a sucker for a book about an American attempting to live in the UK. Several of my favorite books about Britain were written by Americans who moved to the UK. So, I was delighted to take a look at Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage by … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: It’s!…A Review of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References From ‘Arthur Two-Sheds Jackson’ to Zambesi.”

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Anyone who has ever watched Monty Python knows that, as ageless as it is, the show was very much a product of its time.  In the five years it was on the air in Britain, the Pythonites’ chief weapon was satire.  Satire and absurdity.  They’re TWO … [Read more...]