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The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
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Feb 06, 2009

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bookshelves: historical-fiction, art, mysteries, british-literature
Recommended to Amy by: Ambleside Online

A hospital-bed (as opposed to armchair) detective attempts to solve the fifteenth-century mystery of Richard III. Did he murder his nephews while they were living in the Tower of London? The book's argument centers on whether motive aligns with the known facts of the case. Although not convinced, reading it after The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir reminded me that history is fact woven into stories and always leaves much room for interpretation and different views of what may have occurred and why it happened. Alternating between well written and tedious passages, the book left me wanting more. I will probably not use it as a literature reading for my homeschooled children in the future, although I approached it initially with that possibility in mind.

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