Worst Books Written About Eleanor of Aquitaine

For novels or non-fiction about Eleanor of Aquitaine that have got it abysmally wrong or are just plain bad.
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9 books · 29 voters · list created June 24th, 2010 by Jemidar.
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message 1: by Misfit (new)

Misfit I have only voted on those I have read.


message 2: by Moppet (new)

Moppet Same here.


message 3: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Clearly I'm the only one dumb enough to have read the Jones and Savage books.


message 4: by Jemidar (new)

Jemidar Yep :-).


message 5: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Jemidar wrote: "Yep :-)."

Someone needed to save the world.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Thanks for taking the hit for all of us, Misfit!


message 7: by Karla (last edited Jun 29, 2010 09:20AM) (new)

Karla So pretty much everything except Penman and Pamela Kaufman?


message 8: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Looks that way doesn't it. It is possible that someone might vote for Penman. We must respect their opinions of course :)


message 9: by Karla (new)

Karla Oh, and Plaidy (Courts of Love & the Plantagenet books) and those Franklin mysteries (not about Eleanor, granted).

Don't know if anyone has read any of these...
Eleanor the Queen by Norah Lofts Power of a Woman. Memoirs of a turbulent life Eleanor of Aquitaine by Robert Fripp The Queen's War A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Jeanne MacKin

And WTF with this one?

Then there's the three books with Alais by Judith Healey (haven't read any of them).

Didn't realize there were so many books that had her as a character or main focus. Still not nearly as bad as the Tudors. :P


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Also E.L. Konigsburg - her A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver is YA but good, I think.


message 11: by Misfit (new)

Misfit RE: the Fripp book. Go to Ammy and read the author's comments on one of the critical reviews. Certainly not as bad as some I've seen but it is still off-putting. I take authors like that off my reading list.


message 12: by Karla (new)

Karla You have a steel-trap memory for touchy authors. :P


message 13: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Karla wrote: "You have a steel-trap memory for touchy authors. :P"

Yes I do. After the kerfuffle over Barb's one star of Tasha's latest Lady Emily book enough is enough. We tried to start an author behaved badly list here at GR but it got taken down :/


message 14: by Jemidar (new)

Jemidar Karla wrote: "Then there's the three books with Alais by Judith Healey (haven't read any of them)."

Actually, there's only two Judith Koll Healey books because The Canterbury Papers and The Lost Letters of Aquitane are the same novel.


message 15: by Karla (new)

Karla Hah, well that's good to know!


message 16: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Not precisely about Eleanor but 'The Death Maze' was one that featured a deceased Rosamund Clifford and completely altered the facts.

As I recall the Norah Lofts book wasn't bad (I did read it a while back though). Tried with the Sharon Penman series about her but couldn't get into it.


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