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

  • Calista

    I admit to not knowing much about the 1100's in history besides Robin Hood. I did recognize the name Eleanor of Aquitaine and of course her song Richard the Lion Hart who is in Robin Hood. I don't kno...

  • 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...

  • Krista Claudine Baetiong

    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...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Liralen

    Made me giggle. A lot of 'telling' in this one, but it works—takes some cues from Chaucer, perhaps? Anyway, Eleanor of Aquitaine has been dragging around in Heaven for quite some time, and she is ju...

  • Stephanie

    Reading this book prompts me to sport a rhinestone tiara and play Queen for the Day. It's about Elinor of Aquitaine, the ruthless woman who was first Queen of France, then Queen of England. A PROUD TA...