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Susan’s Bookshelves: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

We’re in Tuscany in 1528 where a nun, Alessandra Cecchi, has just died having left instructions that she is not to be undressed. The Mother Superior overrides the old lady’s wishes and commands two young nuns to prepare her body for burial in the normal way. On her body they find a huge tattoo of […]

4 days ago Susan Elkin