A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

Paperback - 2008
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Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife to two kings, mother to two others, has been waiting in Heaven a long time -- eight centuries, more or less -- to be reunited with her second husband, Henry II of England. Finally, the day has come when Henry will be judged for admission. While Eleanor, never a patient woman in life or afterlife, waits, three people, each of whom was close to Eleanor during a time of her life, join her. Their reminiscences do far more than help distract Eleanor -- they also paint a rich portrait of an extraordinary woman who was front and center in a remarkable period in history and whose accomplishments have had an important influence on society through the ages.
Published: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2008.
Edition: 2nd Aladdin Paperbacks ed.
ISBN: 9780689846243
068984624X
Branch Call Number: YA KON
Characteristics: 201 p. :,ill., map ;,20 cm.

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carolinamom
Nov 05, 2016

An interesting read to learn about a real life Queen Eleanor. She lived during a time when women didn't have rights but Eleanor had power, brains and a sense of style. She was married to two kings and had two sons who became kings.

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Oct 12, 2010

Wonderful way to discover Eleanor's life. She passes the time talking with people who knew her during different time periods; while she was Duchess of Aquitaine, when she was Queen of France, and when she was Queen of England. The lady had an amazing, colourful life.

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