• Book Reviews

    Sagaland

    Sagaland Cover

    Sagaland has a very striking cover. It is a glacial ice blue with white letters. So it had caught my eye a few times in my local book shop. Earlier this year, with the pandemic providing me with more time to read and books being an excellent means of a bit of escape, I decided to read it. I found it on my local library’s app and dove right in. Sagaland is a non-fiction work by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason and I’m looking forward to telling you my thoughts about it in this review. What’s it About Sagaland is…

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    Historic Buildings

    Rouse Hill Estate

    Rouse Hill Estate is probably my favourite historic place in Sydney. It is run and cared for by Sydney Living Museums but is still closed at the moment due to the pandemic. Given this, I thought I’d share some photos…

  • The Plantagenets
    Book Reviews

    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…

  • 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…