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The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild
The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild
by Hannah Rothschild
Edition: Hardcover

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a glorious mix, 7 May 2012
The Baroness is about so much more than Nica, the Rothschild woman at its centre. It cleverly weaves a tale of bygone days with issues like feminism and the beauty of jazz. The author brings the world of generations of her family alive but never seems overwhelmed by them. She tackles the question of self-worth in high achieving families with a light but authoritative touch. If this makes it sound at all dry or overly worthy - it never is, and it is a book that you want to read to the end as soon as you start the first sentence.


Graven With Diamonds
Graven With Diamonds
by Nicola Shulman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.82

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling history, 30 April 2012
This review is from: Graven With Diamonds (Paperback)
I had read about this when it was hardback but only bought it now in paperback. The reviews made it sound a fascinating story of court intrigue and I was not let down when I finally read it. Nicola Shulman who obviously has a passion for this subject has managed to interweave many strands into Graven with Diamonds. Not only is it a story of Thomas Wyatt, who many of us have heard of but know nothing much about, but it shows the power that words can have, literally in matters of life and death. For anyone who wants to know more about the workings of the Tudor Court this is a fascinating insight and her analysis of Wyatt's work is always illuminating and never predictable.


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