StoryGraph Saturday: The Brothers York

The Brothers York: A Royal TragedyThomas PennNonfiction/History688 pages From The StoryGraph: Vicious battles, powerful monarchs, and royal intrigue abound in this “gripping, complex, and sensational” (Hilary Mantel) true story of the War of the Roses—a struggle among three brothers, two of whom became kings, and the inspiration for Shakespeare’s renowned play, Richard III. In 15th-century … Continue reading StoryGraph Saturday: The Brothers York

StoryGraph Saturday: The Fairy Tellers

The Fairy Tellersby Nicholas JubberNonfiction/History336 pages The StoryGraph: Fairy-Tales are not just fairy tales: they are records of historical phenomena, telling us something about how Western civilization was formed. In The Fairy-Tellers' Trail, award-winning travel writer Nick Jubber explores the secret history of fairy tales: the people who told them, the landscapes that forged them, … Continue reading StoryGraph Saturday: The Fairy Tellers

StoryGraph Sunday: Basilisks and Beowulf

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you in case you might find it interesting, too. Basilisks and Beowulf: Monsters in the Anglo-Saxon Worldby Tim FlightNonfiction/Folklore336 pages … Continue reading StoryGraph Sunday: Basilisks and Beowulf