Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll

Directorate S is a massive book of close to 700 pages (excluding sources and all that). It is Steve Colls follow up novel to Ghost War. In Directorate S, Steve Coll writes about the complicated relationships between the US, Pakistani, and Afghan … Continue reading

Favourite books of 2018 (so far!)

I read loads and generally I try to find good things to say about all the books I read even if they’re not all for me (I lay out some criticisms too, never fear!). I definitely have my favourite books … Continue reading

The Virgin Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Virgin’s Lover is one of Philippa Gregory’s novels that focuses on Queen Elizabeth I (Tudor) and is from the perspective of Elizabeth, Robert Dudley, and Amy Dudley. This is the only one of her novels, to my recollection, that … Continue reading