Those of us of a certain age will remember Keith Michel's brilliant portrayal of Henry VIII and the men and women who graced his court. Younger viewers will be familiar with Wolf Hall. The people are the same, and in this wonderful book Lynda Telford, they're brought back to life. Much more information than anything a TV show or a film could give you - this is brilliant!
Books Monthly, December 2017 – reviewed by Paul Norman
Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare (which I personally believe is simply an excuse to celebrate the works of the world's greatest literary giant. David Thomas's book looks at life in London at the time Shakespeare actually lived and wrote. Absolutely fascinating - visitors to London will look at the city in a new light, and people who have never been there may well think again before actually visiting - only joking! This is an absolutely superb travel book with a subtle difference. Blackadder's London comes to life in this brilliant book...
Books Monthly, May 2016 - Paul Norman