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The legend has it that when his character Porthos died in The Three Musketeer’s final installment - The Vicomte of Bragelonne, the whole Paris knew of it and mourned him as Alexandre Dumas walked the streets of French capital crying “I killed Porthos!”
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For any avid reader, visiting a city or a country through a book is sometimes the best way to travel. From the comfort of your favorite chair, you can walk the streets your favorite characters walked, dwell in the same places they’ve been, get to
Hildegard von Bingen was a 12thcentury Benedictine abbess, composer, writer, philosopher, mystic, healer. In a time and in a world dominated by men, she founded the monasteries, composed liturgical drama and songs, wrote botanical, medicinal and theological texts, supervised illuminations and invented a language.