Tag Archives: Modern/18th Century

The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner

by Tim Flannery

“Lively . . . exciting . . . Nicol has made a lasting place for himself in the literature of the sea and ships…

Clara’s Grand Tour

by Glynis Ridley

A biography of Clara, an eighteenth-century globe-trotting celebrity that also happened to be a fully grown Indian rhinoceros


by Frank McLynn

 McLynn’s ability to bring history alive triumphs again in this vivid and elegant story of a pivotal moment in world history.