Song for Eloise

Song for Eloise

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At fifteen Eloise is married off to a man twice her age and taken to his forlorn castle in the mountains. Thomas, a trobar (troubadour), and his companion, a juggler known as Babel, make their way from village to village, from tavern to castle, singing and entertaining. While peasants work the fields, knights hunt and fight and joust, monks pray the hours of the day, and the seasons turn, Eloise and Thomas, separated as children, reunite. Ultimately freed from her marriage to Robert by his death, it is however too late for Eloise and Thomas - their love seems doomed as well in this tragic but realistic story of broken hearts.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 9mm | 122g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747578133
  • 9780747578130
  • 2,249,692

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'Through clear, descriptive prose, Sauerwein beautifully interweaves the history of the time into her spare tale of love and loss. Despite its brevity, the number of characters and perspectives make this a challenging read. This absorbing story is a fine choice for an interdisciplinary study of the time.' School Library Journal 'A superbly crafted tapestry of medieval heartbreak.' Kirkus Reviews 'An incisive poetic writer, Sauerwein (The Way Home) populates this novel of 12th century France with dynamic, memorable characters that illuminate the setting without compromising their dimension or believability.' Publishers Weekly
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About Leigh Sauerwein

Leigh Sauerwein, a native of the United States, has lived for the last thirty years in France. She is a professional writer and translator and has published extensively for children. Her first book in English, The Way Home, received considerable acclaim.
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58 ratings
2.36 out of 5 stars
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4 17% (10)
3 22% (13)
2 26% (15)
1 31% (18)
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