To be Queen by Christy English

| June 13, 2011

Christy English’s “To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor Aquitaine” was the second Eleanor of Aquitaine novel I have read recently – see Devil’s Consort by Anne O’Brien – and, coincidentally, was also about Eleanor’s early life. Christy’s debut novel, The Queen’s Pawn, also focused on this famous Medieval Queen, but […]

Devil’s Consort (Queen Defiant) by Anne O’Brien

| June 13, 2011

I have spent the last couple of weekends immersed in fiction about Eleanor of Aquitaine and have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Although Eleanor is not from my favourite era, the Tudor period, I find her a fascinating character because she was such a powerful woman in what was a man’s world and she has an amazing […]

The Queen’s Pawn by Christy English

| August 20, 2010

“The Queen’s Pawn” is Christy English’s debut novel and is a delight to read. Author Jeane Westin described it as a “jewel of a novel” and I have to agree. It was wonderful and I was disappointed when I finished it, it had been wonderful company for a few days. The Queen’s Pawn tells the […]