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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
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This was a beautiful portrayal of a tragic war seen through the eyes of an innocent.

When Bruno is moved to a house on the edges of a concentration camp with his family, he of course has no idea what a concentration camp is. He is only told by his fa
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Queen Isabella by Alison Weir
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After reading some of the reviews on this work and others that focus on historical figures that have evil reputations, i find it interesting how many people hate them. These kind of biographies are written to make the subject more of a person rather ...more
Queen Isabella by Alison Weir
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Catherine de Medici by Leonie Frieda
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I'd read a little about Catherine de Medici in passing when she was mentioned in other historical works, but I'd never read an entire biography. I'd read about her dark reputation and the whispers of her using witchcraft and poison but it was incredi ...more
Catherine de Medici by Leonie Frieda
"‘I wonder that she did not do worse’

I very much enjoyed this biography. Catherine deMedici is so often painted in the blackest of terms that it is actually a delight to read a more balanced account.


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Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
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Those who can read this with a stone heart and criticize it afterwards should brush up on their history, then read this again.

The tragic story of Anne Frank is one that has echoed through the decades since it was published. It is a beautiful record
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The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
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Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
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“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

"To Jesus Christ I commend my soul" (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A short story depicting the last hours of Anne Boleyn's life.
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