Horses Not Courses


It’s hard to imagine that the creatures you see galloping gaily around a muddy field once stood only fourteen inches high and weighed twelve pounds. It would probably have been much been easier to mince…

How To Have Sex Like Socrates


In tribute to the self described historical detective, Vicki Leon, here are ten ways the ancient Greeks flaunted their sexuality (taken from her new release ‘The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love & Longing in the…

Anastasia: The Great Imposter


Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (June 18 1901 – July 17, 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia,  the last sovereign of Imperial Russia. She had three older sisters’ named Olga, Tatiana and…


The White Pearl by Kate Furnivall


If you are anything of a historical novel buff, then you are probably already familiar with Kate Furnivall’s ‘The Jewel of St Petersburg’ and ‘The Russian Concubine’. As fabulous as I think those novels are, and they…


Delilah by Eleanor De Jong


First things first, this is the story of Samson and Delilah, who are both biblical characters. Regardless of how much you want to dispute its historical credentials, I still think this book is worthy of our…