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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg
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Apr 17, 11

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bookshelves: young-adult
Read in January, 2011

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 her than the horrible books I did read. I might not of been able to use this as a cited reference but it would of helped me to make more sense of all the names, places, culture and facts in all the other books and maybe the whole research paper would of been a little more intersting for having been flavored by it. The premise of how the story is told is interesting- reminiscing of their mortal lives during the dark ages while in heaven in modern day. The glimpses of heaven and some allusions to modern day were some of my favorite parts. Stories of Eleanor are interesting (she is a fascinating woman) but I'm not really sure I care a whole lot about her or her Henry to care about their ending.
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