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documentary, television show, U.K.

The Royal House of Windsor — a lengthy snapshot of the Royal Family

It’s been more than a hundred years since the Windsors took their name — and the Royal House of Windsor on Netflix tells the story very well, although it drags in a few places. It’s a six-episode documentary, and includes new material that has supposedly never been seen before on…

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1800s, 1900s, True Crime

Bloodlands: A Superb Collection of Murderous Tales

Bloodlands is a series of six e-books available free to members of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited: each book a story of a series of murders in the 19th and 20th centuries. They were serial killers before serial killer became a term. All the books are written by Harold Schechter. They are:…

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A Gentleman in Moscow Reads Memorably

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is a rare book. It’s really long, but it’s central character is so charming you don’t really want it to end. It’s the story of Count Alexander Rostov, who is sentenced to house arrest in 1922 by the Soviet Tribunal for a propaganda…

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