This book requires the reader to have a basic knowledge of English history. Major events are dismissed in one clause, and you don't get many of the jokes, unless you already know the underlying ... Read More
W.C. Handy has a gift for weaving a story. He is very well spoken in this autobiography, and at times, I felt as though I were reading letters that he wrote just to me. He's that intimate with the ... Read More
1066 and all that : a memorable history of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates
I first read 1066 and all that when I was at Secondary School. This was a Convent, and laughter was not appreciated. We used to read this killingly funny book under our desk tops, and hidden in our ... Read More
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