• Book Reviews

    Plantagenets

    The Plantagenets

    I hope you’re all keen readers because I have another book review offering for you! Today, I’m reviewing The Plantagenets: The Kings who Made England by Dan Jones. It is a book of historical non-fiction which was published a few years ago in 2013. This is the first time I’ve read a book by Dan Jones, but it’s not the first time I’ve heard of him. I really enjoyed his TV series called Secrets of Great British Castles and I’ve heard a few of his podcast interviews. I’ve found that he presents history in a way that makes it clear…

  • Jane Austen at Home
    Book Reviews

    Jane Austen at Home

    With so much more time available these days for reading, or at least motivation to immerse yourself in a book instead of the news, it’s high time for another book review! This time we’re looking at a non-fiction history book:…

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    Book Reviews

    Brethren

    Memoirs of a Teapot is now home to historical book reviews as I use my blog to inspire me to read more. I hope I can inspire you to read more too and help you choose what book to read…

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    Objects

    C is for Copper Pots

    A couple of years ago I started a series called Historical Objects A-Z. I have written about A, B and C so far, but have since had a bit of a break. I do have some objects lined up for…

  • Exhibitions

    Bligh: Hero or Villain

    Bligh: Hero or Villain is an exhibition currently on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum. But who is Bligh? He is a part of Sydney’s colonial past but what is generally known about him really doesn’t cast him in…

  • Songs of Home
    Exhibitions

    Songs of Home Highlights II

    Recently, the Museum of Sydney held an exhibition called Songs of Home fall about Australian musical traditions. I found that I had so many interesting artefacts and songs to share with you from the exhibition that I split my blog…