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Viscount John Julius Norwich - Jan 01, 2012 (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
Dec 29, 2021
@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 - Nov 06, 2014 (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
Oct 13, 2021
@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 - Jan 01, 2014
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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
Apr 15, 2021
@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 - Feb 06, 2020
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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
Mar 27, 2021
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 - Apr 20, 2017 (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
Mar 17, 2021
@amandawtwong The best springtime book! Dickon and his animals!!      source
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Pantry and Palate
Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food
Simon Thibault - Nov 13, 2017
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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
Mar 06, 2021
@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 - Dec 31, 1994 (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
Feb 28, 2021
@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 - Jan 01, 2005 (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
Feb 04, 2021
@CarlyASilver Omg yessssss also I love Leonie Frieda’s book!      source
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Marian Engel - Oct 01, 2002 (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
Jan 04, 2021
@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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Baby Island
Carol Ryrie Brink - Oct 31, 1993 (first published in 1937)
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When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. They're not the only survivors; with them are four babies. Immediately the sisters set out to make the island a home for themselves and the little ones. A classic tale of courage and dedication from a Newbery Medalist author. When a ferocious storm hit...
Anne Thériault
Dec 18, 2020
@AnaliseLipari Such a weird and wonderful book! Like Robinson Crusoe but with tween girls and babies      source
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Prairie Fires
Caroline Fraser - Aug 07, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land an...
Anne Thériault
Dec 09, 2020
@starfishchk I really enjoyed that book!      source
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Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Joan of Arc by Helen Castor
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me by Anna Mehler Paperny
The Montague Twins by Nathan Page
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
Njinga of Angola by Linda M. Heywood
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Return to Paris by Colette Rossant
Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 by Janet (Genêt) Flanner
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Honestly, Katie John by Mary Calhoun