At one point I had every book from all the series until I moved house and gave them all to the charity shop. ‘A Berlin Love Song’ is a sweet, heartfelt story that pulls on your heartstrings. I liked the style of writing- it reminded me a little of The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, especially the parts where a German phrase was said and then explained. Max and Lili’s love story is one I won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
Already twice widowed, Katharine finally dares to hope that she might find love with the dashing Thomas Seymour – but Henry has decided he must have a sixth wife and Seymour’s intentions to marry Katharine have not gone unnoticed. At just six days old, Mary Stuart became Queen of Scots. At just six years old she was betrothed to the Dauphin Francois, the future king of France.
A soon to be bestseller, there are no words to describe how much I adored this beautiful novel. A haunting, bittersweet story about forbidden love, set in the harsh reality of the Second World War. I do like a novel that as well as being a good story teaches me something. A Berlin Love Song does just that, putting life into what must have been a huge research task in order to show what happened in what’s been called ‘the forgotten Holocaust’ of Germany’s Romani people.
This is the roller coaster account of his efforts to become sovereign and the events in his life afterwards, including his turbulent relationships with various members of his family. No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The fifth book in Jean Plaidy’s Tudor series telling the tragic stories of two Queens betrayed and beheaded – Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. As Independence looms, life in India becomes precarious for Libby, James and even Ghulam. And when James reveals a shameful family secret, Libby is forced to question her past—and her future.
Those people who have had power are more likely to be known to us. Morrison’s magnificent retellings of black history portray those exploited people who have been written out of the historical record. In contrast, Mantel and Harris offer instances of people who rose through a class-ridden society to exercise a certain influence, only to be destroyed in the end. Keith Jenkins has asserted that a work of history is as much about the historian’s own world view and ideological position as it is about history.