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Suzannah Lipscomb is a British historian, academic and television presenter who has written and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes about British history.
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Parallel Lives
Five Victorian Marriages
Phyllis Rose - Oct 12, 1984 (first published in 1983)
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In her study of the married couple as the smallest political unit, Phyllis Rose uses as examples the marriages of five Victorian writers who wrote about their own lives with unusual candor....
Suzannah Lipscomb
Feb 10, 2021
@HistorianHelen Oh yes, beautiful book!      source
Hearing Happiness
Deafness Cures in History (Chicago Visions and Revisions)
Jaipreet Virdi - Aug 31, 2020
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At the age of four, Jaipreet Virdi’s world went silent. A severe case of meningitis left her alive but deaf, suddenly treated differently by everyone. Her deafness downplayed by society and doctors, she struggled to “pass” as hearing for most of her life. Countless cures, treatments, and technologies led to dead ends. Never quite deaf enough for th...
Suzannah Lipscomb
Nov 25, 2020
@KristophLovell And a very good book there too!      source
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Landscape And Memory
Simon Schama - Apr 04, 1995
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An extraordinary book that explores how the earth itself has shaped the Western imagination and how, as a result, our interaction with the environment is far richer and more complex than today's doomsayers would have us believe....
Suzannah Lipscomb
Nov 24, 2020
@robertotoole A wonderful book. And weighty.      source
What Mothers Do
Especially When It Looks Like Nothing
Naomi Stadlen - Aug 01, 2005
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'I wish I'd had this book years ago - to show to bosses who didn't understand, to friends who couldn't grasp why I was permanently tired, and even to myself - to know that I wasn't the only one who wished for an extra eight hours in the day.' Anne Diamond, television presenter, mother. 'Naomi Stadlen writes with understanding, deep insight and humo...
Suzannah Lipscomb
Jul 24, 2020
@CuratorPolly In this phase, kindness to yourself is all. And belief in the importance of what you’re doing is crucial too. (There’s a book by Naomi Stadlen called ‘What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing’ that I recommend.)      source
Why Study History?
Peter N. Stearns - Jun 22, 2020
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Studying any subject at degree level is an investment in the future that involves significant cost. Now more than ever, students and their parents need to weigh up the potential benefits of university courses. That's where the Why Study series comes in. This series of books, aimed at students, parents and teachers, explains in practical terms the r...
Suzannah Lipscomb
May 26, 2020
This book is a breath of fresh air! If you’re wondering about whether to study history at university, whether it’s a practical choice, what job you might get at the end of it, and how to choose where to study, this is the book for you.      source
Home Fire
A Novel
Kamila Shamsie - Sep 04, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTIONLONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequencesIsma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she's accepted an invitation from a me...
Suzannah Lipscomb
Jul 21, 2018
@RachMFarrow @AmandaPCraig Please keep reading history books! But this is a great novel. Read this and Kamla Shamsie’s Home Fire to get back into fiction.      source
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Lie Of The Land
Amanda Craig - Jan 01, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Quentin and Lottie Bredin, like many modern couples, can't afford to divorce. Having lost their jobs in the recession, they can't afford to go on living in London; instead, they must downsize and move their three children to a house in a remote part of Devon. Arrogant and adulterous, Quentin can't understand why Lottie is so angry; devastated and h...
Suzannah Lipscomb
Jul 21, 2018
@RachMFarrow @AmandaPCraig Please keep reading history books! But this is a great novel. Read this and Kamla Shamsie’s Home Fire to get back into fiction.      source
Heretics and Believers
A History of the English Reformation
Peter Marshall - Apr 24, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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WINNER OF THE 2018 WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall’s sweeping new history—the first major overview for general readers in a generation—argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas...
Suzannah Lipscomb
Jun 05, 2018
Bravo, bravo, bravo! Professor Peter Marshall's wonderful book Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation deservedly wins The Wolfson History Prize 2018. If you haven't read it, grab it now.      source