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Subject: Wow! Just read a great book about Pope Joan...
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 10:26 PM ET
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I don't have anything to compare to, but Donna Woolfork Cross's book about Pope Joan was excellent. I truly did not know there was a story about a female pope. I think Çoss kept the story consise and readable. Joan's childhood was absolutely horrific and to know that she survived so much and in a time when women were merely garbage, she achieved the highest power in the Catholic church.

Excellent book!

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:28 PM ET
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I just got this one in the mail the other day.  I'll have to move it closer to the top of my TBR pile now :)

Subject: Pope Joan
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 3:03 AM ET
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Thanks for sharing, Eve.   I am just finishing The Many Lives Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland.  Pope Joan is on my TBR pile.  Looks like it just got moved to the top of the pile!   :)



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Date Posted: 4/3/2008 9:03 AM ET
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I have Pope Joan here to read also.I will have to move it up to the top of the TBR list.
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 5:38 PM ET
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How do you like "The Many Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.?" I'm getting ready to read The Courtesan by Susan Carroll and it looks really good!

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 6:32 PM ET
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Eve: I read The Many Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.I thought it wasd a good book.

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Date Posted: 4/3/2008 9:38 PM ET
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Sounds like many of us has the Pope Joan novel--I have a copy also and looks like I will probably read it fairly soon too.

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 9:53 PM ET
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I am going to try and read it soon also.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 3:08 PM ET
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It is in my TBR pile as well.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 4:28 PM ET
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I read it!!!  I was astounded at all I read! Wow! I highly recommend it!   M'ann



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Date Posted: 4/5/2008 7:48 AM ET
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 I read Pope Joan several years ago and liked it quite a bit.

As for Sandra Gulland - her Jospehine series is excellent.  I tried to read Carrolly Erickson's book about Josephine after reading Gulland's trilogy.  Erickson's was dreck.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 9:34 AM ET
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I really enjoyed this one too. It was a great "What if?" book.

Hay Marci!! Where have you been??? It's good to see you here!

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 8:34 PM ET
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Where have *I* been?  You're asking me that?  ha ha! 

Been busy at work, trying to go part-time, and just adopted another dog.  So that's my life -- that and reading a mix of mysteries and HF.

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 12:00 PM ET
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I have the Pope Joan and the Josephine Trilogy.  I pickup up the Pope Joan book the other day and that sidetracked and started reading something else, LOL!