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6/16/2015 Little Joan wants to learn in a 9th century world where girls are forbidden. Through a series of lucky and tragic events she not only learns to read, but is educated at some of the finest sholas....leading her finally to assist the Pope in Rome. Her undoing? A man, and her own pregnancy. I would recommend it.
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in histor