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The Daughter of Time

Style: Outstanding

Attitude: Positive

Author: Josephine Tey

Age Range: Young Teens+

Period: Mid 20th C

Genres:  DetectiveHistorical


Synopsis:

Grant, a policeman, is confined to a hospital bed with a concussed spine. He is led to investigate the supposed murder by Richard III of the Princes in the Tower. With the help of a young American researcher and the opinions of his friends, he sifts through the historical facts and comes to the conclusion that Richard was not responsible, despite popular wisdom.

Notes:

A fascinating and fresh book, even for the unhistorian, bringing to life in manageable chunks the important people of the 15th century and highlighting the pitfalls facing historians.

Tuesday 1st January 2002