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October 06, 2021

In this issue, we review some highly anticipated new releases by very popular authors, all of which feature a historical angle along with some exceptionally memorable characters. These include Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land, Pat Barker's The Women of Troy and Colm Tóibín's The Magician. Plus, we have a new Wordplay, a Giveaway and more inside.

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The Spanish Inquisition

The Spanish Inquisition ultimately affects modern-day characters in Gateway to the Moon. The inquisitorial system (derived from the Latin word inquisitio 'to inquire'), is one in which the court actively investigates a case rather than simply being an impartial referee--in short, the court acts as detective, prosecutor and judge. Throughout medieval times, the papacy gave bishops across Europe inquisitorial power to extend the enforcement of Catholicism.

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