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Subject: Eleanor of Aquitaine book
Date Posted: 11/6/2008 9:18 PM ET
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out of all the books written about Eleanor of Aquitiane, which would you suggest for me to read? 

If I only want to read one or two, which do you think is the best?

 

 

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 10:11 AM ET
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Are you looking for fiction or non-fiction?

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 2:49 PM ET
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Non-fiction - Marian Meade's.

fiction - Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman.

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 5:25 PM ET
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thnaks Mimi!!! 

BTW- Your name is what my DD called my mother.

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 11:35 PM ET
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You know, it's an old High School nickname, I had no idea it meant "grandmother" until I got older, by which time I was firmly being called Mimi.  But, now I know what my grandkids (not in the immediate future, please) will call me!

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 11:44 PM ET
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i had no idea what it meant. 

my daughter was prolly 2 or so and my mom asked her what she would like to call her, as she had 2 GM's and didn't want to be confused.  My DD told her she should be Mimi and the other GM would be Grandma.  That's how it was for 15 years until my mom passed, but her other GM is still grandma.  Later, I have found many GM's being called Mimi.  I thought it was original....at the time.

Date Posted: 11/8/2008 6:55 PM ET
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That's so sweet, what a neat memory. May your Mom's Memory be Eternal, sniff, sniff. 

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 1:39 PM ET
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I second Non-fiction - Marian Meade's. I enjoyed it very much especially as it wasn't fictionalized. E of A is a fascinating subject. Can't get enough.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 2:17 PM ET
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Good to know that Marion Meade's book is so well thought of.  It is on my TBR shelf.  Might have to read this one after I finish Here Be Dragons.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 6:55 PM ET
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I have read both Alison Weir's Eleanor of Aquitaine and Amy Kelly's Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings. I'd recommend both.