Reviews of Forsaking All Other

Recent reviews of Forsaking All Other. L S Young 'A believable glimpse into the lives of every day people in the 16th century.' Rosanne E Lortz 'I recommend Forsaking All Other for anyone brave enough to step off the beaten path in the Tudor/Elizabethan world of stories. You won’t regret it.' The Borgia Bull 'It’s … Continue reading Reviews of Forsaking All Other

‘The great daunger of childbyrth’

While not an absolute rarity, portraits of pregnant women were not common in the Renaissance period. Surprisingly, there are  a number of late Elizabethan and early Jacobean portraits of women at an advanced stage of pregnancy, sometimes surrounded by their children, sometimes alone. Many of these were painted by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. When I … Continue reading ‘The great daunger of childbyrth’

One Minute Book Review – A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

A Dangerous Crossing, set in mid-1939, begins with a well-dressed woman removed by police from a passenger ship after it has docked in Sydney. The novel then steps back to the beginning of the voyage where we are introduced to Lily Shepherd who is bidding farewell to her family on board the Orentes, a migrant … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys