|Author:||E. L. Konigsburg|
|Title:||A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver|
|Format:||lrf doc docx azw|
|ePUB size:||1135 kb|
|FB2 size:||1269 kb|
|DJVU size:||1183 kb|
|Category:||Literature and Fiction|
|Publisher:||Demco Media (July 1, 1989)|
My life was marked by good happenings, bad happenings and sad ones, too. There were times when the bad and the sad could have weighed me down. But to drink life from only the good is to taste only half of it. When I died in that year 1204, I smiled, knowing that I had drunk fully of both flavors. I had wasted nothing. HOW DID YOU feel when you learned that your son King John is considered the worst king that England has ever had? Abbot Suger asked. John was spoiled and fickle, but he had wit and fits of generosity.
El Konigsburg's piece, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver was a beautiful book of historical fiction. The book takes place in the twentieth century at a holy place called Heaven. Eleanor of Aquitaine passes her time while awaiting the dictation for her second husband, King Henry II's arrival in heaven by chatting with her three old friends, Abbot Sugar, Empress Matilda, and William Marshall. They gossip about the ones on Earth and the ones up in Heaven and eventually lead to each four of them giving a summary of Eleanor's lifetime.
On the whole, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver is a good read. This book is Eleanor/Plantagenet history in a nutshell. Konigsburg states in the front fold of the book that all facts and events about Eleanor in the book are true, which makes it a very interesting book. it is about Queen Eleanor and King Henry II back in the twelfth century. Konigsburg states in the front fold of the book that all facts and events about Eleanor in the book are true, which makes it a very interesting.
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver. Konigsburg Here are five extraordinary short stories from the perceptive pen of . Each captures the moment when someone's life changes - when a chance meeting between two people casts a shadow on what things have been like, and what they can become. Father's Arcane Daughter.
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver - . I had excellent taste, thanks be to God, and a great gift for organizing. I called together all the important dukes and counts who were vassals of the king, and I fitted them with elegant armor and trappings. I selected a jeweled ring and a gold buckle, worked with enamel, for the prince to give his bride as a wedding gift. As we rode through the lands that lay between Eleanor and Louis, we paid every toll at every bridge and every tax at every crossing. Eleanor wore a dress of scarlet, of a cloth so fine that it looked as if it had been woven by the wind. The hem had a delicate pattern of silver threads. The color set off her gray eyes and fine features.
Eleanor of Acquitaine has been waiting in Heaven for a long time to be reunited with her second husband, Henry II of England. Finally, the day has come when Henry will be judged for admission-and while Eleanor waits, three people close to her during various times of her life join her, helping to distract her and providing a rich portrait of a remarkable woman in history.
A Proud Taste for Scarlet. has been added to your Cart. If the book contained a CD it is not guaranteed to still be included. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book.
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