The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

In 1617, a freak storm blew up out of nowhere off the coast of Vardo, a small Norwegian island. At the time, all the fishermen were out on the water, and it killed all 40 of them. It meant that there were almost no men on the island at all, and the women had to …

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A Want Of Kindness by Joanne Limburg

Opening on her childhood, this book tells the story of Anne, the niece of the King of England in the 1600's, up til she takes the throne herself in the line of succession. She's a woman aware of her place, who loves her older, bossy sister Mary and who has been raised a protestant, in …

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A Walk In The Park: London’s Chelsea Physick Garden

London is often called a green city, because although it's very densely populated and built up, it's also got some truly lovely large parks and gardens. One of the smaller gardens is in Chelsea, and contains the second oldest botanical garden in the UK. Chelsea Physick Garden was established in 1673, and remains to this …

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