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The Revolt by Clara Dupont

Thursday, August 13, 2020 MysteryFiction

About The Book

Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet. What prompts this revolt? How does a great queen persuade her children to rise up against their father? And how does a son cope with this crushing conflict of loyalties?
Replete with poetry and cruelty, this story takes us to the heart of the relationship between a mother and her favourite son – two individuals sustained by literature, unspoken love, honour and terrible violence.

My Thoughts

This is not the book I use to read, is totally out of my comfort zone, a historical story told in first person and told like a biography! But you know what? I loved it!
This is the story of Eleanor...

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