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Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen - Mary Sharratt
Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen
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Mary Sharratt,NOOK Book (eBook), English-language edition,Pub by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 10-09-2012
Mary Sharratt,NOOK Book (eBook), English-language edition,Pub by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 10-09-2012
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780547840574 (0547840578)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Donna@BookLoversParadise
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5.0 Illuminations
Mary Sharratt has done it again. She has a unique talent for taking historical characters and creating fabulous stories about them. She did it with DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL if you recall, I raved and raved about this book. Now she does it with Illuminations. A fantastic story, about an insp...
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5.0 Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen
Skillfully weaving historical fact with psychological insight and vivid imagination, Illuminations brings to life one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages: Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Offered to the Church at the age of eight, Hildegard was expect...
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I never thought that I would enjoy a story about an 11th C. nun as much I did, especially given that her story was not all butterflies and daisies. Much of her life was spent in a secluded monastery, and the conditions were very harsh and challenging. It wasn't pleasant to read about, but the way Sh...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
Another book I just loved from the first line. While I was predisposed to love this novel since I adore all things Hildegard, Sharratt's articulation of the woman behind the legend is what made me unable to put this book down. (That, and the reality of what religious monastic life meant for Hildeg...
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