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Catalina by W. Somerset Maugham

Catalina (1948)

by W. Somerset Maugham

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I would not have thought that an inquisitor could be a sympathetic character, but he is. Not by any means flawless, but human. Catalina herself, though, is fairly two dimensional. The bishop and the prioress are the meat of this book. ( )
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"It was the Blessed Virgin" she cried...

Spain at the time of the dread Inquisition.

Catalina, a destitute cripple, has been promised a miraculous cure but she becomes the centre of a storm of religious and political intrigue...
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When a 16-year-old Spanish girl sees a religious vision while praying in convent, she becomes involved in a series of humorous adventures.

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