The 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

This time 200 years ago, The Battle of Waterloo was fought. Under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French Grande Armée sought to take Waterloo (formerly southern Brussels, Belgium) as part of Napoleon’s march towards European domination. It was an epic contest, fought between the French on one side and the British, led by Wellington,…

Sebastian Faulks ‘A Possible Life’ – an Unsatisfying Read

Having previously read and greatly enjoyed Birdsong and The Girl at the Lion D’Or, I was very much looking forward to reading another Sebastian Faulks, in fact, one of his most recent efforts, as A Possible Life was published in 2012. Faulks has become known and respected for his historical fiction which often finds itself in…