I am a former stay-at-home mom who has given up her hopes and dreams of becoming a professional reader. I now spend my days showing small children how to play games on computers. Right now I'm living vicariously through my 9 year-old who is reading everything she can get her hands on.
At this point, I've read two chapters about Matilda and completely skipped over Eleanor. I'm on to Isabelle of France. When the first part focusing on Matilda, offered me nothing new, I jumped to the conclusion that Eleanor would offer me nothing new. The section on Matilda was quite disappointing. Most of the focus was on Stephen and his coup to take the crown. For a book that is suppose to be about the women of the various eras, there is very little type dedicated to the women themselves.