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Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Intelligent, young Joan rebels against medieval social structures that forbid women to learn. When her brother is brutally killed during a viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak and identity and enters a monastry, where her intelligence, wisdom, compassion and healing powers become well- known. … Continue reading

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The Woman Beautiful or, The Art of Beauty Culture

The Woman Beautiful or, The Art of Beauty Culture by Helen Follett Stevans, is an funny, insightful little book. I’m so glad I found a tattered copy in a book shop, at Elephant Castle! The book is a beauty guide for women but it … Continue reading

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