Category Archives: Book review

Books available for review

The following new publications will soon be available for review: — The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America by Lara Freidenfelds (Oxford University Press, 2020) — Midwifery from the Tudors to the Twenty-First Century: History, Politics and Safe Practice in England, by Julia Allison (Routledge, 2020) NB the latter is […]

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Book review: Read – Maids, wives, widows: exploring early modern women’s lives 1540-1740

  Read, Sara (2015) Maids, wives, widows: exploring early modern women’s lives 1540-1740 Barnsley: Pen & Sword ISBN: 9781473823402 “A lively exploration of the everyday lives of women in early modern England from 1540-1740” Reviewed by Dr Julia Allison Available directly from the author via her website sararead.co.uk for £5.00 + p&p Other book reviews

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Book review: Christensen – The Popish midwife (2016)

Terri Coates’ review of Annelisa Christensen’s historical novel, The Popish midwife, is now available. It is based on the life of the 17th-century Roman Catholic midwife Elizabeth Cellier. The book is available from Amazon and all good bookshops. It is also available on Kindle and directly from The Conrad Press website. The author’s blog discusses […]

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