Has anyone else here read Margaret Ball's book on Eleanor? It came out to little fanfare but I really enjoyed it. She's a bit fey in it; it has some marvelous descriptive passages, too. It's called Duchess of Aquitaine
. Eleanor, I believe, is not an easy character to write well. Like Anne Boleyn, she has tons of mythological baggage and readers have come to "see" her in a certain way. But Margaret Ball did something interesting and different with her that still stayed within the realm of historical possibility.
I thought it was sad to see how that book just faded away, especially as I heard that the publisher took almost eight years after the ms. was delivered to actually publish it
. You can find copies at BookCloseouts.com