Teaser Tuesday: Alison Weir’s Eleanor of Aquitaine

TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. The idea is to share a couple of “teaser” sentences from a random page in your current read. I’m currently reading Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life , a biography of one of the most powerful women in Europe during the Middle Ages.  I don’t know about you, but non-fiction never seems to “tease” me the way fiction does.  I was surprised when my random page number generator turned up something juicy. Here’s my teaser:

The buoyant tone of these charters suggests that Eleanor was happy in her new marriage. What was to become one of the most turbulent royal marriages in history seems to have begun well.

page 92, Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, by Alison Weir

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8 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Alison Weir’s Eleanor of Aquitaine

  1. I have read most of Alison Weir’s books and absolutely love one. This one is still on my TBR list. As soon as I satisfy my Tudor fandom, I’ll read this one. Thanks for the nudge.

  2. “What was to become one of the most turbulent royal marriages in history seems to have begun well.”

    That’s a great hook if I’ve ever seen one. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s mine, opening chapter of The Legend of Wolfboy- published anonymously by author in contract dispute w/ previous publisher. It begins publishing as it’s written this week. http://LegendOfWolfboy.com/ Reviewers can contact the site for a review copy before it’s public.

    Dusk was deepening toward another dark summer night and the chilly mountain air felt like frigid fingers running down their spines.

    A near-full moon began to peak through the majestic mountain pines that dominate the western slope of the California Sierra Nevada mountain range, adding to what was already an eerie atmosphere.

    “It was seven years ago today,” Ryan growled, his voice breaking the silence on this starless night, June 13, 1995. “The car radio said severe thunderstorms were threatening to hit the Sierras, but the Jacksons were set on going on their annual family vacation to Shaver Creek.”

  3. I love the teaser! And I love Allison Weir and these histories, so that’s a double whammy right there. Great choice!

    My own teaser, also dealing with history (Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle) but in a fictional way, is at Bookishgal.

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