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Topic: Historical Fiction about people related to famous people?

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Subject: Historical Fiction about people related to famous people?
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 11:24 PM ET
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I am reading Rita Chabonnier's book Mozart's Sister about Mozart's oldest sister, Maria Anna.  It's really good so far.  I looked her up.  She was a gifted musician as well, but could not pursue her talents.  Though her Father touted her as a musical prodigy when she was young, he saw such talents as unseemly for a girl becoming a woman.

What books have you enjoyed that were about the lesser known family members of famous people?

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 12:41 PM ET
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Galielo's Daughter was really good.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 3:42 PM ET
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Rasputin's Daughter gave a different perspective.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 7:02 PM ET
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I just ran across one about Oscar Wilde's niece Dolly that looked pretty interesting, but I'm still pondering whether I want it or not.  She apparently truly put the W in Wilde!

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 2:39 AM ET
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Interesting stuff to look up :)  I think I find the less than famous more interesting reads than the really famous.