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The Lonely Doll
Dare Wright - 1998-09-28 (first published in 1957)
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Once there was a little doll. Her name was Edith. She lived in a nice house and had everything she needed except someone to play with. She was lonely! Then one morning Edith looked into the garden and there stood two bears! Since it was first published in 1957, The Lonely Doll has established itself as a unique children's classic. Through innovativ...
Anne Thériault
@SCJ_BusRules !!! My mom has a copy of the lonely doll! I LOVED that book when I was a kid      source
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Viscount John Julius Norwich - 2012-01-01 (first published in 2011)
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In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Norwich presents such popes as Innocent I, who in the fifth century successfully negotiate...
Anne Thériault
@KristinMuH @CromartyHeather I really liked this book, which one review described as a “beach read” (it’s not, but highly readable and funny/irreverent)      source
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Bridget Jones's Diary
Helen Fielding - 2014-11-06 (first published in 1996)
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Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could: a. lose 7 pounds b. stop smoking c. develop Inner Poise"123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier? Repulsive, horrifying notion), alcohol units 4 (e...
Anne Thériault
@rhiannok1 The book is very good! If you love the movie, I feel like you will also love the book      source
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The Deadly Sisterhood
A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527
Leonie Frieda - 2014-01-01
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From Leonie Frieda, critically acclaimed biographer of Catherine de Medici, comes The Deadly Sisterhood an epic tale of eight women whose lives--marked by fortune and poverty, power and powerlessness--encompass the spectacle, opportunity, and depravity of Italy's Renaissance.Lucrezia Turnabuoni, Clarice Orsini, Beatrice d'Este, Isabella d'Este, Cat...
Anne Thériault
@EmiMarFly I love Leonie Frieda! Have definitely read the Catherine de Medici book, also loved The Deadly Sisterhood      source
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The Fall of the House of Byron
Emily Brand - 2020-02-06
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In the early eighteenth century, Newstead Abbey was among the most admired aristocratic homes in England. It was the abode of William, 4th Baron Byron - a popular amateur composer and artist - and his teenage wife Frances. But by the end of the century, the building had become a crumbling and ill-cared-for ruin. Surrounded by wreckage of his inheri...
Anne Thériault
Thanks to @EJBrand’s wonderful book, The Fall of the House of Byron, I have been on a deep dive into the infamous Lord Byron’s grandfather’s life. It involves a shipwreck, a marooning, and is definitely at the intersection of nightmare/fascinating      source
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The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett - 2017-04-20 (first published in 1910)
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Mary Lennox is a sour-faced 10-year-old girl, who is born in India to selfish wealthy British parents who had not wanted her and were too wrapped up in their own lives. She was taken care of primarily by servants, who pacify her as much as possible to keep her out of the way. Spoiled and with a temper, she is unaffectionate, angry, rude and obstina...
Anne Thériault
@amandawtwong The best springtime book! Dickon and his animals!!      source
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Pantry and Palate
Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food
Simon Thibault - 2017-11-13
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What is Acadian food? It is humble, homey, and comforting. It is made with love and devotion, from a larder that is small but mighty, and holds history within itself. And it is made to be eaten.In Pantry and Palate, journalist Simon Thibault explores his Acadian roots by scouring old family recipes, ladies’ auxiliary cookbooks, and folk wisdom for ...
Anne Thériault
@kyoti That’s so delightful! Isn’t it a great book? And the photos are amazing      source
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Warrior Scarlet
Rosemary Sutcliff - 1994-12-31 (first published in 1958)
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In Bronze Age Britain, young Drem must overcome his disability-a withered arm-if he is to prove his manhood and become a warrior....
Anne Thériault
@mandarinetto_ The book is so good! And honestly, I love the movie too      source
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Catherine De Medici
A Biography
Leonie Frieda - 2005-01-01 (first published in 2002)
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Orphaned in infancy, Catherine de Medici was the sole legitimate heiress to the Medici family fortune. Married at fourteen to the future Henri II of France, she was constantly humiliated by his influential mistress Diane de Poitiers. When her husband died as a result of a duelling accident in Paris, Catherine was made queen regent during the short ...
Anne Thériault
@CarlyASilver Omg yessssss also I love Leonie Frieda’s book!      source
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Marian Engel - 2002-10-01 (first published in 1976)
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A librarian is called to a remote Canadian island to inventory the estate of a secretive Colonel whose most surprising secret is a bear who keeps the librarian company--shocking company....
Anne Thériault
@Remember_Sarah Bear is a great, weird, thoughtful book and it’s so weird that its cover makes it look like a sexy romp and I will die on this hill!!      source
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Utopia Avenue
David Mitchell - 2020-07-14
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