Category Non-Fiction

Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense by Jenny Uglow

Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense is the award-winning biographer Jenny Uglow’s account of Edward Lear’s life. Born in 1812, Edward was the penultimate of twenty-one children of Ann Clark Skerrett and Jeremiah Lear. Edward didn’t have the happiest of early childhoods – Ann Clark rejected Edward, and the family went through a […]

Rats, Mice, And Other Things You Can’t Take to The Bank: An Inspirational Collection of Essays from Humorous to Simply Human by Leslie Handler

I jumped at the chance when Leslie Handler contacted me to consider reviewing her essay collection! I’ve not read many essays in the past. In fact, if I’m not mistaken the only essay collection I’ve ever read is This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett – a Valentine’s Day gift I […]

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

Until the recent #MeToo movement that empowered victims of sexual harassment to come forward and share their stories, they were mostly a marginalized group in the society. More often than not their accusations had been swept under the rugs as made up stories because for years the Americans have been instructed to be wary of […]

The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1 by Robert Lacey

I’ve never been drawn to non-fiction books, as much as I am to fiction, but lately, I’ve been making a conscious attempt to dive into the non-fiction world. So I bought Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, my first non-fiction in years while I was in the UK. However, despite my best intentions, I couldn’t […]