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November Book of the Month...

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008 @ 8:21:25 pm
Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman
If you're looking for a great big meaty novel to enjoy over the holidays, look no further than Devil's Brood. At 752 pages, you'll need more than a weekend to finish, but this tale of King Henry II's family woes will make your own family squabbles seem petty!
Set in 12th century Europe, the tale was popularized in the classic 1968 movie The Lion in Winter, staring Peter O'Toole as King Henry II and Katherine Hepburn as Queen Eleanor. In his movie debut, a young Anthony Hopkins plays Henry's rebellious son, Richard the Lionhearted. Katherine Hepburn won a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The film also won Oscars for Best Musical Score and Best Screenplay.
Sharon Kay Penman is a highly respected bestselling historical fiction writer. She often researches her novels for years, so history fans can count on an accurate yet entertaining tale of events. Devil's Brood is the third book in Penman's bestselling trilogy on the lives of King Henry II and Queen, but readers new to this bestselling author wont have to worry about missing any of the earlier action because Penman seamlessly weaves the details into the story. The perfect book to curl up with on a long winter night!
You can find Devil's Brood in our Rosen Library Browsing Collection. Click into the Library Catalog to check availability or to place a hold. If you have any questions, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.
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