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Subject: Richard the Lionheart
Date Posted: 1/1/2010 8:37 AM ET
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Do you have a recommendation on this subject?

I found The Lute Player, and Blondel's Song: The Capture, Imprisonment and Ransom of Richard the Lionheart,

and would appreciate opinions on these or other books.  Thanks for any thoughts.



Last Edited on: 1/1/10 7:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/1/2010 9:52 AM ET
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Richard plays a significant role in Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman. Highly recommended. He makes appearances in the following:

The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick

Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

Lionheart by Martha Rofheart

Passionate Brood by Margaret Barnes

The Sword and the Rose by Victor J. Banis

I've read the first 3, which I really enjoyed. The last one is likely to be a bodice-ripper given the author's reputation.

Date Posted: 1/1/2010 11:06 AM ET
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Sharon Penman is currently working on Lionheart.  It as far as I know has no release date yet.  I will be so interested on her take of Richard.  She talks about it on her blog. 

http://sharonkaypenman.com/blog/ check the archives from the past few months.



Last Edited on: 1/1/10 11:09 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/1/2010 11:23 AM ET
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Yes -- I would bet a number of us on this forum are eagerly (impatiently) awaiting Penman's book on Richard. Not only has she talked about it on her blog, she also recommends several books about Richard and invites readers to contact her if they would like additional recommendations about Richard, the Third Crusade, or medieval warfare. Here's a link to her blog: http://sharonkaypenman.com/blog/.

ETA: Oops -- I guess Letty beat me to adding the link....



Last Edited on: 1/1/10 11:25 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/1/2010 11:35 AM ET
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I've read The Lute Player and considered it rather dull, but then I haven't really had much luck with any Lofts book. She just might not be the author for me, or perhaps Richard and Berengeria on crusade are not the most fascinating topic (Gellis even dragged for me in that section of Roselynde). I'm anxiously awaiting what Sharon will do with it all in Lionheart - Richard was just outstanding in Devil's Brood. Well, they all were.

I found a Pamela Bennetts book via Bookmooch that I think is about Richard so I'll let you know when I get to it. There's nothing at all about the book on either Amazon or Goodreads. The title of it escapes my feeble brain at the moment.

Date Posted: 1/1/2010 12:44 PM ET
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Cathy  Fantastic fiction has stuff on Pamela Bennetts  http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/pamela-bennetts/

 Deb.;)



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Date Posted: 1/1/2010 2:18 PM ET
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Thanks for that, forgot to check Fantastic Fiction. It is Richard and the Knights of the God I'm getting. Daphne had recently read She-Wolf so I thought I'd see what I could find of hers and that was the only hit (so far). I think I checked the library for her books, but then again..

 

**Edit. I checked, they have seven of her books in the catalog. Not the one on Richard though.



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Date Posted: 1/1/2010 7:19 PM ET
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You are Fantastic!!  Ask a question on this forum and I couldn't want for more helpful information.  I now have plenty to get started.

Thanks so much for your time and replies.  :)