A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

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By E.L. Konigsburg
Publish Date: October 1, 2001
9780689846243
Trade Paperback
Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9

Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife to two kings, mother to two others, has been waiting in Heaven a long time -- eight centuries, more or less -- to be reunited with her second husband, Henry II of England. Finally, the day has come when Henry will be judged for admission. While Eleanor, never a patient woman in life or afterlife, waits, three people, each of whom was close to Eleanor during a time of her life, join her. Their reminiscences do far more than help distract Eleanor -- they also paint a rich portrait of an extraordinary woman who was front and center in a remarkable period in history and whose accomplishments have had an important influence on society through the ages.