Monday, November 18, 2013

Gorgeous and Informative tour of Tudor England

Delightful trip through England during the Tudor time period. Lipscomb is a knowledgeable and informative tour guide who explains the importance of each building, describing who lived there and how it looked. With a chatty prose, you feel as you are walking through each building and she is pointing out places of interest from four hundred years to today. I have been to many of the buildings and her interesting antidotes make for memorable information to file away with all the other trivia we share with others. She manages to even bring up contemporary use ( Harry Potter movies) for those whose eyes glaze over when discussing history. Not only could I smell the kitchens, hear the horses hooves and see Henry's glittering court, the small chapters connected the north, east, south and west of England into a beautiful tapestry, held together in almost a living history. Wherever Suzannah Lipscomb chooses to go next; count me along for the ride!

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

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