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'Geoffrey the Handsome is the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, who seduces Queen Eleanor of France to spy for him. Said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, and very rich, Eleanor has not been able to give birth to an heir for France. Her liaison with Geoffrey could remedy that – or lead to her downfall and Geoffrey’s death. But what begins with cool calculation becomes a passionate affair. Despite his love for Eleanor, Geoffrey has larger plans: to help his warrior son, Henry, seize the English throne from the uncle who usurped it from its rightful heir, Henry’s mother. When Henry is forced to intervene to save the lives of his father and Eleanor, he falls foul of the French queen – and madly in love with her Byzantine maid. Should he become King of England, however, this dazzling foreign girl will never be acceptable as his queen.

These two relationships – both forbidden, both perilous – are at the centre of a tale of consuming ambition, family vengeance and political intrigue set in the glorious flowering of troubadour culture, mysticism and learning that is 12th-century France.' (Source: Boomerang Books website)

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First known date: 2013
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      • To be published in 2013 by HarperCollins.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
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      Extent: 480p.
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      • Published: 1 September 2013
      ISBN: 9780732296698, 0732296692

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 January 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Orchestrated Tusheries Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2014;

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
D'Alpuget Goes it Alone Susan Wyndham , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 July 2014; (p. 27)
Hawke Drops a Nuclear-Tinged Poll Bombshell Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 4)
Carte Blanche Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 22-26)
Middle Ages Love is a Battlefield Anna Creer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
In the Grand Scheme of Kings Karen Hardy , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 9)
Heart of a Lion Blanche Clark , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7-8 August 2013; (p. 19)
Challenge of Where to Draw the Lions Eleanor Limprecht , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Intrigue and Menace Accompany Plantagenets' Bloody Rise The Roar of History Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 21 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 34-35)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Mediaeval Romp Scrapes the Surface of the Lion's Den Andrew Fuhrmann , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 September 2013; The Sun-Herald , 22 September 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Beating to the Heart of a Lion Blanche Clark , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 September 2013; (p. 62)
[Untitled] Tim Lloyd , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 November vol. 16 November no. 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Review : The Young Lion Grant Hansen , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 December 2012; (p. 33)
A column canvassing current literary news including an update on Blanche d'Alpuget's new writing project, the as-yet-unpublished 'The Young Lion'.
World of Words Jane Sullivan , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 22-23) The Canberra Times , 29 December 2012; (p. 15-16) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 22)
Jane Sullivan nominates the best Australian and overseas published books for 2013.
Middle Ages Love is a Battlefield Anna Creer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Challenge of Where to Draw the Lions Eleanor Limprecht , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Intrigue and Menace Accompany Plantagenets' Bloody Rise The Roar of History Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 21 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 34-35)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Mediaeval Romp Scrapes the Surface of the Lion's Den Andrew Fuhrmann , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 September 2013; The Sun-Herald , 22 September 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 January 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Orchestrated Tusheries Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2014;

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Tim Lloyd , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 November vol. 16 November no. 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Review : The Young Lion Grant Hansen , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of The Young Lion Blanche d'Alpuget 2013 single work novel
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 December 2012; (p. 33)
A column canvassing current literary news including an update on Blanche d'Alpuget's new writing project, the as-yet-unpublished 'The Young Lion'.
World of Words Jane Sullivan , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 22-23) The Canberra Times , 29 December 2012; (p. 15-16) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 22)
Jane Sullivan nominates the best Australian and overseas published books for 2013.
Hawke Drops a Nuclear-Tinged Poll Bombshell Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 4)
Carte Blanche Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 22-26)
In the Grand Scheme of Kings Karen Hardy , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 9)
Heart of a Lion Blanche Clark , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7-8 August 2013; (p. 19)
Beating to the Heart of a Lion Blanche Clark , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 September 2013; (p. 62)
D'Alpuget Goes it Alone Susan Wyndham , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 July 2014; (p. 27)
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