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Books about English history
« on: May 16, 2019, 05:20:22 PM »
I looked at some of the sample Life in the UK tests and realized I've got a lot to learn when it comes to British history.  It will be 5 years until I take the test, so I'm hoping to take my time and learn about my new country's history in more depth than what's in the study guide for the test.  Does anyone have a recommendation for fiction or nonfiction books that are an interesting read?

For perspective, I've enjoyed reading Resistance by Agnes Humbert and Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

Thanks very much.


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Re: Books about English history
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 05:42:55 PM »
Dummy's guide is pretty decent on the high points and isn't too boggy
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Re: Books about English history
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 06:56:52 PM »

Not exactly history, but I like "Watching the English" by Kate Fox.  It's all about the rules that govern the English that I happily ignore. 



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Re: Books about English history
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 05:02:58 PM »
Not exactly history, but I like "Watching the English" by Kate Fox.  It's all about the rules that govern the English that I happily ignore. 



I had that book,  and put it in the pass-the-parcel when I had it ... I wonder who got it!?  Or is it still in there,  making the rounds?


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Re: Books about English history
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 01:09:59 AM »
Thanks very much.  I'll check them out.  I found a book at the library on the British monarchy as well.


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