A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

While waiting in heaven for divine judgment to be passed on her second husband, Eleanor of Aquitaine and three of the people who knew her well recall the events of her life....

Title:A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780689846243
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    A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Reviews

  • Jessica

    I read this book, like so many of Konigsburg's, over and over as a kid. I was probably the only fifth grader at my school who not only knew who Eleanor of Aquitaine was, but could rattle off details o...

  • Lisa the Librarian

    I especially anticipated reading this book for a couple of reasons.1 - I love other books by this author especially From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Jennifer, Hecate, McBeth, ...

  • Krista Baetiong Tungol

    This is a quick and funny read about the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine as a wife, a mother, and a queen. The story follows her in heaven along with three of her closest contemporaries (Abbot Suger, Emp...

  • Georgina Ortiz

    Before there was an Elizabeth, a Daenerys or a Cersei, there was Eleanor of Aquitaine. Part vixen, part kick-ass heroine, she was more queen than any of her contemporaries—or (arguably) any queen in...

  • Claire

    I chose to read this book because I have enjoyed all the books I have currently read by EL Konigsburg. This was was SO different; especially since I had no idea what it was about before starting it. I...

  • Elyssa

    The historical fiction part of this book was good and very well written, but the rest of it (the part that takes place in Heaven) was wierd and not really how I see things, so that put my rating down ...

  • Rachel

    I'm sure there are some who didn't like this book, but I thought it was pretty well done especially since it was written in the late 1970s. The book is about Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, who is one of ...

  • Esther

    Not my favorite Konigsburg by any means, maybe only 2.5 stars. But I do wish I had read this historical fiction (I guess?) account of Eleanor of Aquitaine back in high school when I did a report on he...

  • Beth

    I don't often call it quits with a book that I begin reading. Especially before I give it a fair chance. But I just couldn't get past the fact that the characters were sitting around in the afterlife,...

  • Katie B.

    Reading Konigsburg is always a delight and this has been my favorite of her books to date. A fun look at the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine told from the perspective of Abbot Suger, Queen Matilda, Willi...