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At Sherborne, Bess had made a still-room out of one of the groined store chambers and gradually her shelves were filling; a hound bitch had puppies, and the new flamed and feathered tulips came into flower, and these were the things that contented her.

From Lady in Waiting by Rosemary Sutcliff

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Blog Daughter Number Three calls itself a “filing cabinet of stuff I have stumbled upon”. The author writes “she is the third of four daughters, raised in a rural area outside of a small town. Now living in a moderately large city, making media and immersed in other people’s media”. One of her goals in life is “to read everything written by Rosemary Sutcliff, so I’ve been reading her 1957 novel Lady in Waiting, the story of Bess Throckmorton, who secretly married Sir Walter Raleigh (to the displeasure of Queen Elizabeth I)”. She writes that it’s an “oldie but goodie”, like her post here.

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