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Las damas de Oriente by Cristina Morató
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A very interesting collection about the lives of some great ladies in 18th and 19th Century, women that dared to go to Next Orient alone and to explore the desert and some ancient cities that were even forbidden to the foreigners. Lady Mary Montagu, Lady Hester Stanhope, Lady Jane Digby, Mrs Isabel Burton, Ms Gertrude Bell, Ms Freya Stark and Mrs Agatha Christie are the main characters of this book, they helped to fill the maps of the unknown Orient, acted as spyes, discovered new places, new archeological sites and even helped as consultants in important political moments.

The only bad thing about the book is the sometimes annoying repetitions. The writer seems to forget she already mentioned some subject or event and it appears again (almost narrated with the same words) from chapter to chapter. It's less accused when she mentioned them once in the live of Lady Digby, i.e., and then again when talking about Mrs Isable Burton, due they met each other. But is annoying when they are mentioned once and again in the same chapter.
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January 10, 2009 – Shelved
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January 19, 2009 – Finished Reading

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