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review The Daughter of Time Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB × Josephine Tey's classic novel about Richard III the hunchback king whose skeleton was discovered in a council carpark and who was buried in March 2015 in state in Leicester Cathedral The Daughter of Time investigates his role in the death of his nephews the princes in the Tower Uld such a sensitive noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure Or could Richard have been the victim turned into a monster by the the TudorsGrant determines to find out once and for all with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar what kind of man Richard III really was and who killed the Princes in the Towe. The author has created a skilful investigation of Richard III’s involvement in the deaths of his two nephews Laid up with injuries in a hospital Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is utterly bored with nothing to do except look at patterns on the ceiling The Inspector has a canny knack for reading faces and as he looks upon Richard III’s portrait he doesn’t see a murderer but of a haunted man Through a great deal of research on source documents testimonies and evaluating written records Inspector Grand spends his convalescing time uncovering the ualities of Richard III Although slow in some chapters it tends to read like a history lesson but very well done would appeal to history buffs An eye opener for how history is written to the benefit of those in power while revealing how other past events actually happened not how they have been portrayed uite interesting; makes one consider what is actually true or entirely false

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Josephine Tey's classic novel about Richard III the hunchback king whose skeleton was discovered in a council carpark and who was buried in March 2015 in state in Leicester Cathedral The Daughter of Time investigates his role in the death of his nephews the princes in the Tower and his own death at the Battle of BosworthRichard III reigned for only two years and for centuries he was villified as the hunch backed wicked uncle murderer of t. This day was our good King Richard piteously slain and murdered; to the great heaviness of this cityIf you take the players in The War of the Roses and place them in modern times one could almost compare them to The Mob fighting for control of their territoryimage error

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The Daughter of TimeHe princes in the Tower Josephine Tey's novel The Daughter of Time is an investigation into the real facts behind the last Plantagenet king's reign and an attempt to right what many believe to be the terrible injustice done to him by the Tudor dynastyInspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard recuperating from a broken leg becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history Co. I went into this book only knowing that it proved Richard III wasn't the wicked uncle who offed his nephews in the Tower What I didn't know was that after a rather snarky and fun intro that sets the scene of a cranky inspector bed ridden with a broken leg it would soon become a tedious story with dull pacing boring dialogue and a self righteous toneThe premise is based solely on Alan Grant's gut instinct that the face of Richard III in a portrait reproduction isn't the face of an evil murderer The length to which the whole faces don't lie theory is expounded upon reminded me too much of some extreme Ricardians who often sound like fangirls claiming they can see into his soul I wasn't expecting such a faulty foundation to launch the mysteryAs Grant's bedside investigation continues he becomes a convert to the Innocent Richard school of thought and his dialogue really takes on the tone of a smug evangelical to a cause Then there's the dialogue from nearly all of the characters about what they think or know or have read about Richard III and Fam that reads like a book report or an encyclopedia For such a short short book it got overbearing Throw in some literary analysis about a fiction novel on Cecily Nevill and I nearly fell asleepIt's very ironic that Grant tosses aside Thomas More's history calling it a party pamphlet when this book despite its research has a distinct pamphlety feel only for the OTHER partyI'm not overly fond of mysteries and tend to avoid them as a rule except for the odd Agatha Christie but my carps for this one has nothing to do with it being a mystery I even think that Richard III most likely was innocent of the crime so I'm in partial sympathy with the agenda hereBut it's simply a dull piece of fiction