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Help: Is this that Novel on Richard I?

Post by SonjaMarie » Sun February 20th, 2011, 3:32 am

Years ago I read a novel about Richard, where there was a girl who joined Richard's army dressed as a boy, and Richard finds himself attracted to her, but as a boy. Is it this novel:
Lionheart: A novel of Richard I, King of England by Martha Rofheart

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Post by Misfit » Sun February 20th, 2011, 3:47 am

Sounds like the Pamela Kaufman book(s), but I haven't read them so I can't be sure.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun February 20th, 2011, 3:48 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Sounds like the Pamela Kaufman book(s), but I haven't read them so I can't be sure.[/quote]

No, this book was out long before her books was published, I read it in the late 80s or early 90s, the book I mentioned was out in 1981.

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Post by annis » Sun February 20th, 2011, 8:06 am

It doesn't sound like Rofheart's book from Tanzanite's review- there is a mistress who produces Richard's illegitimate son, but Tanzanite makes no mention of cross-dressing i you could check with her, I guess
http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/2008/ ... heart.html

Are you sure it wasn't Kaufman's Shield of Three Banners? It was published in 1984.

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Post by Telynor » Sun February 20th, 2011, 8:23 am

[quote=""annis""]It doesn't sound like Rofheart's book from Tanzanite's review- there is a mistress who produces Richard's illegitimate son, but Tanzanite makes no mention of cross-dressing i you could check with her, I guess
http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/2008/ ... heart.html

Are you sure it wasn't Kaufman's Shield of Three Banners? It was published in 1984.[/quote]

It really does sound like the Kauffman book, and I've read the sequel to that one, and understand that there is a third one out. They were amusing, but not very accurate.

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Post by emr » Sun February 20th, 2011, 10:50 am

There is this book by Doris Leslie:
The Warrior King
but I cant find a description so no idea.
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Post by EC2 » Sun February 20th, 2011, 11:41 am

Sounds very much like the Kauffman book. The dress-up heroine is called Alex/Aliz of Wanthwaite as I recall and she invents some sort of straw device so she can pee standing up. Richard fall for her as a boy and then discovers she's not. There's a rugged Scottish hero in the background who speaks in an accent borrowed from a Robert Burns poem.
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Post by EC2 » Sun February 20th, 2011, 11:42 am

[quote=""annis""]It doesn't sound like Rofheart's book from Tanzanite's review- there is a mistress who produces Richard's illegitimate son, but Tanzanite makes no mention of cross-dressing i you could check with her, I guess
http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/2008/ ... heart.html

Are you sure it wasn't Kaufman's Shield of Three Banners? It was published in 1984.[/quote]

I think it's Shield of Three Lions. There's a follow up - Banners of something or other - Gold?
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Post by Vanessa » Sun February 20th, 2011, 12:28 pm

I'm sure I have Shield of Three Lions on my TBR pile. It's the hardback version which I bought new years ago - I just haven't got round to reading it yet!!! :rolleyes: :)
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Post by Elysium » Sun February 20th, 2011, 6:06 pm

It does sound like Shield of Three Lions which I read last year.

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