Vale David Baldwin

We have to ask ourselves if Richard would have killed his brother’s sons, or Henry Tudor his brothers-in-law, when a more humane solution was available - David Baldwin. David Baldwin was always the sort of his...

Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

Black Beauty is one of the best-selling and most-beloved books of all time; a ground-breaking anthropomorphic novel so poignant it led to international outrage and protest against the treatment of working horse...

A Tudor Fish Day Menu

Austerity was not necessarily on the menu when it came to royal dining during Lent, even if meat was off limits. 'Fish days' were observed throughout the year on Fridays and Saturdays, and Wednesdays in some qu...

The 20 Most Lied-About Books

Lying about having read a book usually always ends badly. Trust me, while I never used to outright lie to customers when I had a bookshop, I used to naively think that adopting an agreeable approach was safe. T...

Please Put A Jumper On Aidan Turner

We have had enough. Poor old Aidan Turner has just been officially nationally objectified by winning an "Impact Award" at the British National Television Awards this week, all for appearing shirtless whilst doi...