Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Giveaway-Power of a Woman, by Robert Fripp

Book Giveaway-Power of a Woman, Memoirs of a Turbulent Life: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Robert Fripp has graciously sent me three copies of his awesome book about Eleanor of Aquitaine to give away to three lucky winners. I have recently read a few historical fiction books about this vivacious and powerful Queen. Here is an opportunity to read a memoir style account or her life. An unusual look at Europe during the Middle Ages from her perspective.





Synopsis from http://eleanor.robertfripp.ca
"Eleanor of Aquitaine prevailed in an "iron, bearded world" as she puts it in Power of a Woman. Memoirs of a turbulent life: Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her long life was a fight to build and sustain feminine power and influence in an era controlled by the male-dominated Church and royal courts. Power of a Woman captures Eleanor's thoughts in her own voice, recalling exploits that carried her over the peaks and troughs of eighty turbulent years.

While she dictates, Eleanor lives her roles again: duchess of Aquitaine, queen of France and warring courtier, patron of troubadours, crusader, queen and regent of England, empire builder, femme fatale and the subject of romantic verse, mother of too many sons, founder of her Court of Ladies in Poitiers, instigator and arbiter of family strife, scorned wife, banished exile, regent of England again, tax collector, ransom gatherer, peacemaker, matchmaker, and perpetual negotiator. At eighty-one years of age this magnificent lady dictates the royal progress of her life."



The contest will end on the 31st of July. I have all three copies ready to send to each winner. Good luck!!

The first five people who respond will also be included in a special drawing for his comprehensive timeline of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Power of a Woman, by Robert Fripp



Contest Rules:

Contestants must be from the US and provide an email address for notification. Comment why you would like to win this book. (one chance) Tweet about the contest. (one chance) Become a follower of Bookworms Dinner. (one chance) Mention this contest on your blog. (two chances)

18 comments:

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Alyce said...

I know almost nothing about Eleanor of Aquitaine, so this book would be covering some new territory for me. :)

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skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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wisteria said...

Anonymous--Thanks for stopping.
Alyce-The more I read about her the more fascinated I become.
Skkorman-Thanks for stopping by.

naida said...

sounds interesting! I recently read about Eleanor and did enjoy it very much.
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anthy said...

I'd love to read this...I love historical fiction. Thank you very much for the opportunity!

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Breanne said...

There's still sexism today so I would love to read about a powerful woman from the Middle Ages!

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Pricilla said...

Eleanor is a fascinating, strong woman from history and I would love to read more about her.
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allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for the review! Sounds good!

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ChristyJan said...

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