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The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones | Neil Gaiman, Frank McConnell
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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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This book invites readers to take a new look at one of the best-known and most widely discussed epochs of English history: the Reformation of the sixteenth century. It does so by retelling the story of what happened to English people, of all sorts and conditions, in the course of a long and traumatic national quarrel about the correct ways to worship God.

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“This is a book by a reader for readers.“

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Six Wives | David Starkey
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII is one of the world‘s great stories: indeed, it contains a whole world of literature within itself. It is more far-fetched than any soap opera; as sexy and violent as any tabloid; and darker and more disturbing than the legend of Bluebeard. It is both a great love story and a supreme political thriller.

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We rumbled toward Georgia from the west, the direction from which all great and powerful things originated. “Except the sun,” Caleb said, feeling particularly feisty as the novelty of another revival season settled in.

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On Saturday afternoon, in a place that feels, just then, like the brightly pulsing center of the universe, a group of women gathers to talk about the world, and their place in it.

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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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“It began in a woman‘s club in London on a February afternoon – an uncomfortable club, and a miserable afternoon – when Mrs Wilkins, who had come down from Hampstead to shop and had lunched at her club, took up The Times from the table in the smoking room, and running her listless eye down the agony column saw this:

“To Those Who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine. Small medieval Italian castle. . . .“

BarbaraBB Such a lovely and uplifting book! 2mo
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Four Treasures of the Sky | Jenny Tinghui Zhang
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“When I am kidnapped, it does not happen in an alleyway. It does not happen in the middle of the night. It does not happen when I am alone.

“When I am kidnapped, I am thirteen and standing in the middle of the Zhifu fish market on Beach Road, watching a fleshy woman assemble whitefish the shape of spades into a pile.“

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