The Revolt (Paperback)
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The Revolt (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 21/01/2021
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It is with a soft voice, full of menace, that our mother commands us to overthrow our father . . .

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.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529402902
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 16 mm


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An unbridled epic . . . Oedipus and Shakespeare at the palace of Poitiers, 'Game of Thrones' in Aquitaine * Le Point *
A profound, modern take on the deepest recesses of the human soul * Livres Hebdo *
It takes a certain amount of audacity of tackle the life of the immense figure of Eleanor of Aquitaine. But Clara Dupont-Monod dances beautifully with history, never putting a foot wrong * Figaro *

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“Wonderful and well researched”

This short novel – just over two hundred pages – is told partially through the lens of Richard Lionheart and partially by Eleanor herself. The Eleanor presented here is sharp, witty, and hungry for power. Spanning the... More

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