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A readable yarn but none too credible

Matrix by Lauren Groff  William Heinemann, £16.99, 272 pages __________ The 12th-century poet we know as Marie de France was, scholars argue, the greatest writer of short fiction before Boccaccio and Chaucer. Her lais – tantalisingly short romances written in octosyllabic couplets – are thought to rival the best that those great men had to

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Former St. Paul convent to be leased for family shelter

A former convent for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Paul will be used as a temporary shelter for homeless families, under an agreement approved March 5 by the city’s planning commission.

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