children’s books

The Fiorella Files Episode 18 – Lost Generation Letters, Bede and Yale Letters from a Lost Generation Letters from a Lost Generation is perhaps the most moving memorial to the generation who fought and died during the First World War. This collection of letters from acclaimed author Vera Brittain to the men she loved – […]

The Fiorella Files, Episode 17: Evelyn Waugh, Ada Gobetti and Gabriel Weston Partisan Diary – Ada Gobetti This is every historian’s dream – the secret diary of a prominent member of Italy’s wartime resistance movement. Ada Gobetti risked torture and death every day in her struggle against the Nazi occupation of her country. This is […]

The Fiorella Files Episode 16 -Three Women, Tess of D’Urbervilles & Selchester Mysteries! Three Women – Lisa Taddeo If this book is remotely representative of ‘real’ women’s experiences, we’re all doomed. Just don’t get me started… Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy Travel to the sultry landscape of rural England and meet Hardy’s doomed […]

The Fiorella Files Episode 15 Children’s – Train Your Dragon, I Am Margaret & White Boots! I am Margaret – Corinna Turner Imagine a world in which human reproduction is strictly monitored, religion is banned and where – at the age of eighteen – every citizen of the EuroBloc has to undergo a series of […]

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus – Nabeel Qureshi An intensely moving and insightful memoir of a devout Muslim’s journey to Christianity. Fascinating and at times unsettling, Nabeel Qureshi’s extraordinary story thoroughly deserves its bestseller status. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee Let Laurie Lee draw you into the long lost world of English village life before […]

The Fiorella Files Episode 13 – Shortt, Gabaldon & Bram Stoker! Christianophobia – Rupert Shortt Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world, but few in the West have any awareness of this uncomfortable fact. Shortt exposes the worst cases of persecution around the world and calls the media to account for its failure […]

The Priest Barracks: Dachau 1938-1945 – Guillaume Zeller This non-fiction choice of the week looks at the three barracks in Dachau concentration camp where Catholics priests, protestant ministers and two imams were imprisoned. Meticulously researched, Zeller’s work pays tribute to the exceptional courage and holiness of some of the barracks’ inmates but is not afraid […]

The Fiorella Files – Children’s Episode 3, Lord of The Flies, Gladiators and Ponies! Gladiator: Fight for Freedom – Simon Scarrow Travel back in time to an age of gladiatorial battles in the arena, seen through the eyes of the young Marcus, a boy sold into slavery who longs for freedom and the chance to […]

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church – Megan Phelps-Roper For years, Megan Phelps-Roper was the social media voice of Westboro Baptist Church. Then all of a sudden, she vanished from cyberspace. This is her story of growing up in one of America’s most notorious sects and Phelps-Roper’s agonising decision to […]

Episode 8 – Gaskell, The Roslings & Doria Russell Factfulness – Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World and Why things are Better than You Think – Hans Rosling with Anna and Ola Rosling Do we really have a needlessly pessimistic view of the world? The late Hans Rosling thought so. Drawing on data looking […]

Fiorella Files Episode 7 – Sissay, Richman & Charles Dickens My Name is Why – Lemn Sissay Lemn was always told by his foster parents that his Ethiopian mother had abandoned him and returned to her native country shortly after his birth. Abandoned by his foster parents at twelve years old and condemned to six […]

The Fiorella Files Episode 6 – Children’s Books, Episode 2! Tintin, Wonder & When The Wind Blows Join Fiorella as she discusses some of her favorite children’s books! The Adventures of Tintin Herge’s famous boy reporter, Tintin, continues to delight children of all ages eighty years since the first stories were published in a Catholic […]

The Fiorella Files Episode 5 – Douglas Murray, Victor Hugo & Tom Sharpe The Fiorella Files, Episode 5 Debuts Tonight at 7:00pm Central and Encore  tomorrow morning at 9:00am London time! The Madness of Crowds: Douglas Murray In this book, British author Douglas Murray takes a sledgehammer to the West’s identity-politics-obsessed culture, offering safe passage […]

The Fiorella Files Children’s Episode 1-Because Childhood Is Too Dear To Learn From Bad Books New childhood book review show from Fiorella Nash, host of the smash hit series, 5 Minute Mysteries Season 1! This Show’s Book Reviews: Someday – Corinna Turner, Ann Widdecombe (Introduction), Ignatius Kaigama (Foreword by). Ruth and Gemma have a Physics […]

The Fiorella Files EPisode 1-Because Life Is Too Short To Read Bad Books New book review show from Fiorella Nash, host of the smash hit series, 5 Minute Mysteries Season 1! Each episode has 3 reviews and a passage from the classic work being reviewed this week. Fiorella reviews: A Classic work. A new work […]


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