Shield of Three Lions (Paperback)

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Description


The return of a classic, by bestselling author Pamela Kaufman.

“Richly rewarding, superbly written. . . . The richness of the characters, the historical details, and the story as a whole make this novel a memorable reading experience.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Eleven-year-old Alix is the daughter of the baron of Wanthwaite, whose lands along the Scottish border are among the best in England. But when her family is killed and her lands seized, Alix is forced to flee from the only home she’s ever known. Her one hope of restoring her inheritance is to plead her case to King Richard the Lion Heart, who is far away in France, preparing to go on his Crusade. Alix resolves to follow him. She cuts her hair, dresses as a boy, and takes the road south to London.

Disguised as a beautiful young boy, Alix is more than befriended by the handsome and mysterious King Richard, even becoming his favorite page. Their relationship sets tongues wagging and places Alix in considerable danger as the battle for Jerusalem unfolds.

About the Author


Pamela Kaufman, Ph.D., is the author of The Book of Eleanor, a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Banners
of Gold
, the sequel to Shield of Three Lions—all available from Crown Publishers and Three Rivers Press. She lives in Los Angeles.

Praise for Shield of Three Lions…


“A lively romance . . . a rich picture of a romantic time . . . [Kaufman’s] detailed descriptions of a bawdy land and its people are matched well by her touching and humorous portrait of an adolescent coming to terms with her own womanhood.”—USA Today

“A romantic, sensual, ribald, rowdy—and often hilarious—tale.” —Los Angeles Herald

Product Details ISBN-10: 0609809466
ISBN-13: 9780609809464
Published: Broadway Books, 07/23/2002
Pages: 496
Language: English


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