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Beck, L Adams: The Ladies A Shining Constellation of Wit and Beauty. V1. 29 Nov 2012
Illustrated with portraits. In this collection of stories the author takes an imaginative stroll through the lives of ladies in history. Contents: The Diurnal of Mrs. Elizabeth Pepys, Had she Read her Husband's Diary; The Mystery of Stella, Why might not she and Vanessa have met?; My Lady Mary, To Dispel the Mystery of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's quitting England in 1739; The Golden Vanity, a Story of the First Irish Beauties-the Gunnings; The Walpole Beauty, a Tale in Letters about Maria Walpole, Countess of Waldegrave, Duchess of Gloucester, Niece of Horace Walpole; A Bluestocking at Court, Why Fanny Burney, Madame D'Arblay, retired from Court in 1791; and The Darcys of Rosing, a Reintroduction to some of the characters of Miss Austen's novels.
'Bene legere saecla vincere'.
'To read well is to master the ages' [Prof. Issac Flagg]
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