Nuns on the Loose
by Charlotte Reads Classics
Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant
My summer reading tastes have taken a beating! Do you like historical chick lit? Because apparently I do. Sigh. This books makes nuns (yes, nuns) appear incredibly interesting. It is set in an italian nunnery in the 1500s.
My favourite parts:
- The old school medicine practice – lots of herbs and folklore
- Finding out apparently lots of women were sent to join nunneries because families couldn’t afford dowries for marriage
- The psychology behind religious rapture and hysteria