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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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The Dissolution of the Monasteries
A New History
James Clark - 2021-11-02
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The first account of the dissolution of the monasteries for fifty years—exploring its profound impact on the people of Tudor England...
Suzannah Lipscomb
@6thGUARDS_TNK @NikkiClark86 Best book on this at present is James Clarke’s Dissolution of the Monasteries. It’s an interesting question!      source
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Digital Minimalism
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Cal Newport - 2019-02-05
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Discover the philosophy of digital minimalism in this timely and enlightening book. The bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a method for taking back control of our technological lives, based on the idea of knowing how much is just enough. Drawing on real-life examples, Newport shares the practices of digital minimalists, and shows how to integrate them into your life to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking a focused and satisfying life in an increasingly noisy world.
Suzannah Lipscomb
@SPBeale I’d recommend reading Cal Newport, especially his Digital Minimalism, to rethink your relationship with social media altogether. Was very helpful for me.      source
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The Wrath to Come
Gone with the Wind and the Myth of the Lost Cause
Sarah Churchwell - 2022-07-07
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Discover the fascinating legacy of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind and its problematic depictions of race and women. In this analysis, you'll explore the book's creation and its relationship to the myth of the Lost Cause, white feminism, and racial politics. Learn how the story foreshadows contemporary controversies over white nationalism, Black Lives Matter, and the removal of Confederate statues. Discover the value of this classic novel's uses and misuses of national mythologies and their impact on American culture today.
Suzannah Lipscomb
It’s all true. This is an amazing, must-read book. I highly recommend that you order a copy now!      source
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Holy Shit
A Brief History of Swearing
Melissa Mohr - 2013-04-29
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This book explores the history and significance of swearing, from ancient Rome to modern times. It examines both obscenities and oaths, and how they reflect cultural values and taboos. With humor and insight, the author delves into the physiological effects of swearing and whether people swear more now than in the past. Holy Sh*t is a gem of lexicography and cultural history that will expand your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of language.
Suzannah Lipscomb
Work this morning means reading this brilliant book, which I think some would describe as “rather fruity”.      source
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The House of Dudley
A New History of the Tudor Era
Joanne Paul - 2022-01-01
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Experience the shocking and extraordinary story of England's Borgias in "The House of Dudley." Discover the conniving and manipulative Tudor family that rose to prominence with each monarch, only to fall from grace just as quickly. Witness their ruthless tactics, from cunning to adultery, as they compete in a murderous game for the English throne. Join history's most brilliant, bold, and deceitful family in their quest for power and learn what caused their rise and fall. Welcome to the House of Dudley.
Suzannah Lipscomb
@oshaymoishe1 Yes, you’re right. There will always be things that can’t be covered in a podcast. I recommend @Joanne_Paul_’s book, The House of Dudley, for more detail and depth.      source
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Shakespeare Among the Courtesans
Prostitution, Literature, and Drama, 1500-1650 (Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies)
Duncan Salkeld - 2016-09-09
Explore the complex role of courtesans - women who gain power through sexual transgression - in Renaissance English drama. This study delves into the moral ambiguity of these characters, while shedding light on little-known aspects of their lives, including Anglo-Italian relations. With a focus on the sixteenth century, including the works of Shakespeare and Marlowe, this book offers intriguing insights into the societal views of the time.
Suzannah Lipscomb
@Tom_Hamilton_ @fleurdechat And Duncan Salkeld's books too - Shakespeare and the Courtesans or Shakespeare Among the Courtesans, I forget which - is very good.      source
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From Spare Oom to War Drobe
Travels in Narnia with my nine-year-old self
Katherine Langrish - 2021-05-06
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Embark on a journey through the beloved world of The Chronicles of Narnia with From Spare Oom to War Drobe. Author Katherine Langrish shares her personal connection with the series, from her childhood love to her reappraisal as an adult. Delve into a close reading of the novels, along with insightful analysis and context from other critics. This is a must-read guide for any fan of C.S. Lewis' timeless tales.
Suzannah Lipscomb
I’ve been meaning to tell you all how I loved this book: so moving, wise, and learned. Here styled with a cat who wishes he were a Talking Beast of Narnia with a Lion for a King.      source
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Mermaid of Black Conch
Monique Roffey - 2020-04-02
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The Mermaid of Black Conch tells the captivating story of a young woman named Aycayia cursed to live as a mermaid and the fisherman David whose singing captures her heart. Set in a tiny Caribbean village in 1976, this novel explores the themes of love, curses, and the magical allure of the sea.
Suzannah Lipscomb
To honour #IWD2021, let me tell you about some books written by women that I read since the last IWD & that I loved: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Motherwell: A Memoir - Deborah Orr The Mermaid of Black Conch - @moniqueroffey      source
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A Girlhood
Deborah Orr - 2020-01-23
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A poignant memoir, Motherwell delves into the complex mother-daughter relationship of a young woman who left her small town to attend university against her mother's wishes. Despite escaping her home, the protagonist's separation from her family is only superficial as she grapples with the influence of her mother's expectations on her individuality. A raw and heartfelt exploration of family and personal redemption.
Suzannah Lipscomb
To honour #IWD2021, let me tell you about some books written by women that I read since the last IWD & that I loved: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Motherwell: A Memoir - Deborah Orr The Mermaid of Black Conch - @moniqueroffey      source
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman
Why Study History? by Peter N. Stearns
Hearing Happiness by Jaipreet Virdi
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Heretics and Believers by Peter Marshall
Lie Of The Land by Amanda Craig
Operation Thunderbolt by Saul David
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
What Mothers Do by Naomi Stadlen
Landscape And Memory by Simon Schama
Parallel Lives by Phyllis Rose