Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday Finds at the Bookstore: The Lute Player by Norah Lofts

Pub Date: Dec 2009 (In stores now)
Format: Paperback, 592pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
Beloved author Norah Lofts brings to life the romance and adventure of the crusading king Richard the Lionhearted through the eyes of his most humble and trusted companion — his lute player.

One of the most renowned figures in medieval history, Richard the Lionhearted, inspired by a vision of the Holy Land, led his knights onto the battlefields of the Third Crusade. During the years of fighting and intrigue, Richard's life was intertwined with the lives of two strong, vibrant, and drastically different women who loved him — Berengaria, princess of Navarre, and his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. While his marriage to Berengaria was ill-fated, Eleanor loved her son with a frantic, possessive pride. But it is Blondel, the king's lute player, who here steps forward from the shadows to tell this tale of romance, war, and betrayal.
In her trademark style, Norah Lofts paints a complex and human portrait of a legendary king.

 ~Originally Published in 1951~


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

This sounds good! :)

Passages to the Past said...

I have this on my shelf staring at me, just begging to be read!! Lofts is such an amazing writer and I haven't read much with Richard in the forefront.

I love that publishers are re-issuing these oldies, but goodies!

Alaine said...

How cool, I was your 100th follower! Shame on me but I haven't read a Nora Lofts book yet. I have a couple on my book shelves though. Must get to one this year. PS Congratulations on having 100 followers!

Svea Love said...

Thanks Alaine :)
I was so happy to log on and see that I made it to 100...when I saw it was you, it made reaching 100 even more cool!

Blodeuedd said...

It does sounds pretty interesting