Song for Eloise by Leigh Sauerwein
  

Synopsis

Song for Eloise by Leigh Sauerwein

At fifteen Eloise is married off to a man twice her age and taken to his forlorn castle in the mountains. Thomas, a trobar (troubadour), and his companion, a juggler known as Babel, make their way from village to village, from tavern to castle, singing and entertaining. While peasants work the fields, knights hunt and fight and joust, monks pray the hours of the day, and the seasons turn, Eloise and Thomas, separated as children, reunite. Ultimately freed from her marriage to Robert by his death, it is however too late for Eloise and Thomas - their love seems doomed as well in this tragic but realistic story of broken hearts.

Reviews

'Through clear, descriptive prose, Sauerwein beautifully interweaves the history of the time into her spare tale of love and loss. Despite its brevity, the number of characters and perspectives make this a challenging read. This absorbing story is a fine choice for an interdisciplinary study of the time.'

'A superbly crafted tapestry of medieval heartbreak.'

'An incisive poetic writer, Sauerwein (The Way Home) populates this novel of 12th century France with dynamic, memorable characters that illuminate the setting without compromising their dimension or believability.'

About the Author

Leigh Sauerwein
Born May 9, 1944, in Charlotte, NC; daughter of Lucien Duhring Agniel and Elizabeth Harms; married Laurent Sauerwein (a teacher/artist), April 15, 1965; children: Julie, Olivia, David. Education: Attended George Washington University and Boston University. Politics: Democrat.
An American citizen living in France, Leigh Sauerwein writes in two languages, and has gained a following for both her French-language children's books and her novels published in the United States. In addition to penning original fiction, including the novel Song for Eloise and the short-story collection The Way Home, about settling the American West, Sauerwein has also adapted and translated the works of other European authors for American readers.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: 12+

Author

Leigh Sauerwein
More books by Leigh Sauerwein

Author's Website

www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/...

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
www.bloomsbury.com/Trade/

Publication date

2nd October 2006

ISBN

9780747578130


At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools