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Pamela Kaufman

Författare till The Shield of Three Lions

5 verk 1,262 medlemmar 28 recensioner

Om författaren

Inkluderar namnet: Pamela Kaufman

Foto taget av: Julia Lord Literary Management

Serier

Verk av Pamela Kaufman

The Shield of Three Lions (1983) 526 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The Book of Eleanor: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine (2002) 458 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Banners of Gold (1986) 200 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Prince of Poison (2006) 71 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Pandora (1977) 7 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Födelsedag
20th Century
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA

Medlemmar

Diskussioner

Richard Lionheart / Crusade story i Name that Book (februari 2013)

Recensioner

Alix is tricked into becoming King Richards mistress to bear his child. The Jew Bunel is her only true friend
 
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ritaer | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 19, 2020 |
Straight historical fiction, except for a few rather insignificant appearances by the ghost of the title character's grandfather....

However, in this case, the emphasis is on 'fiction,' not 'historical,' even though the author is an academician.
Eleanor of Aquitaine was a strong, scheming, politically brilliant woman of the Middle Ages, but the author makes her character's motivation behind everything she does related to an abiding childhood love. Unfortunately, this love affair is total fiction - admittedly a product of the author's imagination. This makes for a more tied-together, emotionally fulfilling plot for a novel - but it means that the actual historical motivations behind the events of Eleanor's life - a marriage to the King of France, a successful appeal to the Pope to annul that marriage, a marriage (at her request, unlike the events in the book [a kidnapping and rape]) to the King of England, and then a rebellion, involving their sons, against that king - the possible ACTUAL scenarios and motivations are not explored, because of this fictional love affair.
I found this a little disappointing, but then again, historical fiction is probably never accurate, even when it strives to be, so it's really best to take it all as fantasy!
… (mer)
 
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AltheaAnn | 14 andra recensioner | Feb 9, 2016 |

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Statistik

Verk
5
Medlemmar
1,262
Popularitet
#20,333
Betyg
½ 3.5
Recensioner
28
ISBN
30
Språk
4

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