Monday, November 20, 2017

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg (1973)

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and MiniverA Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

What an odd book. I’m not sure I would have even finished it if I hadn’t also been reading Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life I wasn’t exactly sure who the audience for this book even was. It’s in the children’s section, by a writer for children, but the subject matter was quite adult. Would an eleven year old want to read about Eleanor of Aquitaine? In 1973, maybe? In 2017, farther from maybe, leaning towards no. I don’t remember this book at all as a child. I adore Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. This one, not so much.

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