Interesting life. To be wealthy as a woman back then, pretty amazing. What did she do other than have a need to remain a virgin, married to a king and a love of trinkets that called for her to become a Saint? She was an unusual woman for her times. Am I missing something. People wanted to celebrate her by throwing fairs throughout the year. Maybe the first real tags sales. Sparklies and trinkets. She did manage to be married twice and not lose her virginity. I would suppose that was quite a great feat. Dragons and superstition and Pagans versus Christians. A strange time to be alive. Good story to tell. The reminder of Christmas and shopping–it is coming on too soon. I think I would rather it be as we celebrated birthdays with many surprises, one being when the gifts arrive and are presented and of course Hanukkah. I love the candles and menorah and lahkas. Lovely illustrations. J.K.