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Charlotte Elizabeth Diana’s 5 queenly role models

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Welcome to the world, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Princess of Cambridge! Even though you’re the younger sister to Prince George, no pushy younger brother will ever knock you out of your spot as fourth in line to the throne. Happily, Her Majesty, the Royal Great-Grandmum, saw to it. As role models go, Elizabeth II isn’t a bad one, but your school years will be brimming with tales of Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, great-great-Grandmum Elizabeth and Victoria. Just in case you get popped to the top of the list (hey, it could happen—ask Great-Grandmum), we want to inspire you with the other great queens in British history

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Remembering Terry Pratchett: Literature’s most famous best-kept secret

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As the author of more than 70 books that sold 85 million copies to countless fans worldwide, Sir Terry Pratchett was probably the most famous author that mainstream readers have never heard of. His Discworld series spanned 40 books, a saga of wizards, witches, trolls, dwarves, gnomes, golems, monks, orangutan librarians and Death himself, who always spoke without quotes and in SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Pratchett was one of the best-selling adult novelists of the 1990s, and his books used humor and alternate realities to comment on the world in which his readers lived. Still, Pratchett himself, a striking figure with his long beard and black fedora, a man beloved by his legion of devoted fans and knighted by Queen Elizabeth,…

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