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
Branch Call Number: YA KON
Characteristics: 201 p. :,ill., map ;,20 cm.


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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.

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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