Brit Book Reviews: Elizabeth: A Celebration in Photographs of the Queen’s Life and Reign by Jennie Bond


  In this updated photographic history of the life and times of HM Queen Elizabeth II, BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond has put together a very authoritative and enjoyable history of the Queen.  The book was updated to include pictures … [Read more...]

Brit Book Review: A Fine Romance – 2 Month Adventure in the English Countryside by Susan Branch


  “Now I realize an Anglophile is not made, she is born…” truer words could not be spoken. For me, I was born at the tender age of 8, watching Sarah Ferguson marry Prince Andrew; for Susan Branch it was during her trip through the English … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: M’Lady’s Book of Household Secrets by The Hon. Sarah MacPherson


Anything even remotely “Downtonesque” is all the rage these days and this book fits the mold. M’Lady’s Book of Household Secrets: Recipes, Remedies & Essential Etiquette by The Hon. Sarah MacPherson, is a glimpse into eighteenth century Great … [Read more...]

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


  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.


               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...]