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A Proud Taste For Scarlet and Miniver

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Kasthu
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A Proud Taste For Scarlet and Miniver

Post by Kasthu » Sun December 14th, 2008, 11:51 pm

Anybody ever read this when they were growing up? This was the book that introduced me to historical fiction and the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and I recently re-read it for maybe the tenth time. Wonderful story of Eleanor and King Henry, with some wonderful asides from William Marshal and Thomas Becket.

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Post by Eigon » Fri December 19th, 2008, 6:28 pm

I read it as an adult - I re-enact this period, and I think Eleanor was a wonderful character. It was mostly a very good introduction to Eleanor and Henry and the rest - but I did wince a bit when she mentioned potatoes!

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Post by Jack » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 4:52 pm

Fantastic book. I have used it in classrooms, both Jr. High and High School. It's a great tool to start and flesh out many discussions.
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Post by EC2 » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 5:14 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Anybody ever read this when they were growing up? This was the book that introduced me to historical fiction and the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and I recently re-read it for maybe the tenth time. Wonderful story of Eleanor and King Henry, with some wonderful asides from William Marshal and Thomas Becket.[/quote]

I've never read it Kasthu, but it's not my mental TBR. I've heard many good things about it.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by SusannaG » Thu June 25th, 2009, 9:27 pm

I read this one when I was about twelve and really enjoyed it. I think it was my introduction to Eleanor of Aquitaine, actually.
South Carolina is too large for a mental asylum, and too small for a republic. - James Pettigru, 1856

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