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"That extraordinary Frenchwoman Joan of Arc is watching over us: There are two new books about her, both by writers remarkable for their insight into the lives of women in history. I would hate to choose between them. This October, I'm reading Kathryn Harrison's Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured. When 2015 rolls around, I'll start Helen Castor's Joan of Arc: A History."
— Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.