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White Rose Turned to Blood (We Speak No Treason #2)

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As Edward IV lay on his deathbed, he had no knowledge of the dark conspiracy which was to surround his son, and his brother Richard after his death. He decreed that Richard should act as protector to the young Edward, but his wish was honoured for just a short time - until Edward was named a bastard and the crown placed on Richard's unwilling head. This is the story of the ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by NPI Media Group (first published 1971)
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I have read better books on this subject, sorry Ms Hawley.
Krista Baetiong Tungol
It took me a while to finish this book, unable to focus on the story because of the monstrous summer heat we’re having (it feels like our country is placed right next to planet Mercury at the moment—it’s soooo hot in here!) and because it is unnerving to read again the events from the Wars of the Roses that culminated in King Richard III’s death. Here, a man-at-arms narrates his story and describes in a detailed fashion how he has come to know and admire King Richard for his loyalty, bravery and ...more
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and sad. I read this (and the first one) many years ago and was very happy to read them again.
Aug 21, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I expected to thoroughly enjoy this book. Historical fiction? Check! The War of the Roses? Yes! Poor, misunderstood Richard III? What's not to love? Alas, I only moderately enjoyed this book, but I did become intimately familiar with the House of York and House of Lancaster family trees inside the front and back covers. Maybe if I had grown up with English history it would have been easier to keep track of the Dukes/Earls/Lords of Gloucester/Buckingham/Leicester, but my addled American brain had ...more
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
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I quite enjoyed this little series. It follows 3 different characters, all of whom love (or come to love) Richard III for his loyalty & fairness. I was surprised how much the emotion in the book seeped into my days. After reading a sad-sweet passage about Dickon I found myself feeling sad... for a man who lived over 500 years ago & may have been as evil as his later reputation. I don't think so, but it's impossible to say from here. I've read about other medieval kings & most of them ...more
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was ok
Fell really flat compared to the first book. Not sure how she could have gone to such a page turning first book to such a snoozefest second book, but the book completely lacked emotion. I was really looking forward to the wrapping up of the maid's tale, but it dragged on forever, with so little to draw you in, and the ending was sooooooo disappointing.

Also, random, but why do the two books look completely different? Different types of covers, even a different texture of paper. Huh? They seem to
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another wow and while I did not think this was as good as Volume 1 it was still pretty amazing. Overall this is a pretty well known and frequently written about subject and Ms. Jarman managed to breathe some new life into it. From the princes in the tower to the possibility of Richard's daughter Katherine there's a lot to like here especially if you're a fan of the good Richard rather than the evil one.
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Rosemary Hawley Jarman is an English novelist and writer of short stories. She was born in Worcester April 27, 1935. She was educated first at Saint Mary's Convent and then at The Alice Ottley School, leaving at eighteen to study singing in London for the next three years, having developed a fine soprano voice.

Family circumstances prevented her from continuing in this direction and she worked for
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