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The Daughter Of Time: A gripping historical mystery

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He then advances to denser secondary sources about Richard, his family, and the Princes in the Tower, learning about the secret marriage agreement the princes’ father had made, which, when discovered after the father’s death, rendered the sons illegitimate. The author has created a skilful investigation of Richard III’s involvement in the deaths of his two nephews.

In short, Tey's book has been influential, and for good reason -- it's a fascinating journey through English history, and a grand tale of high-minded obsession to boot. The book is dated, and the language used is straight from an old English black and white movie, complete with cut glass accents which are spiffingly splendiferous, what! This line of thought reflects a dislike and distrust of emotional popular narratives concerning supposed historical injustices which also surfaces in Tey's other works. A clever little book which causes me something of a dilemma – do I put it on the fiction shelf or that reserved for non fiction?An aroma of back-stair gossip and servants’ spying came off the page,” Grant thinks while reading a history written by Sir Thomas More. This time, when reading it again as a buddy read with two lovely and talented GoodReads pals, Delee and Lisa, I utterly melted as I listened to the amazing Derek Jacobi’s mellifluous voice as the narrator.

Tey’s title, drawn from the saying that “truth is the daughter of time,” is a nod to this same idea—and her book did get the water flowing.Había oído críticas muy buenas de este libro y me daba miedo que no superara las altas expectativas, pero lo ha hecho. In this book, Tey proceeds, with Grant laid up in the hospital with a job-related injury and ready to go mad with boredom, to give him access to a contemporary portrait of Richard. 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. For starters, Tey’s detective is bedridden throughout the novel, laid up on his back in a hospital due to injuries he sustained on a prior case. She also used the Daviot by-line for a biography of the 17th century cavalry leader John Graham, which was entitled Claverhouse (1937).

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