the crimean war

Fleshing out family history: Ancestry, by Simon Mawer, reviewed

30 July 2022 9:00 am

DNA test kits may have been all the rage in recent years, but how much can they really tell us…

Messy family matters: Bad Relations, by Cressida Connolly, reviewed

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Cressida Connolly’s new novel begins with a couple of endings. It’s spring 1855, and on the battlefields of the Crimea…