Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

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Penguin, Nov 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."—Allene Talmey, Vogue.

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User Review  - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing

One of the most famous women in history, Eleanor of Aquitaine would have been right at home in today's celebrity driven world. Married at an early age to Louis VII, she tired of him, got wicked ... Read full review

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A well-written insightful book. Despite the relative paucity of information about Eleanor Of Aquitaine, Ms. Mead has done an admirable job in un-earthing the true Eleanor. That she has been able to do ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Victoria Woodhull, and Madame Blavatsky, as well as two novels about medieval France.

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