- File Size: 654 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Perseverance Publishing (June 24, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 24, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LA34GG0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Richard Revisited: A Novel about Shakespeare and Richard III Kindle Edition
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It is difficult to speak too highly of this novel especially after the first few pages when I thought to myself "Oh dear, I know how this is going to go." I couldn't have been more wrong. I know the period quite well and have a firm opinion about the last Plantagenet and the first Tudor monarch, so for me to find it as gripping a read as i did came as a very pleasant surprise!
The historical detail is as accurate as it can be given the period. The author uses artistic license only to allow the reader to observe the personal lives of some of the characters as part of the story-line. She does it in such a way that the reader gets an insight into Thomas More's mind, what he thought and how his sense of morals imposed itself on his recollections of what he did. We get to look over George Buc's shoulder as he divides his time between his work and his family - the descriptions are perfect. And then the court scene - read it.
The author writes in such a way that you become part of the narrative - a super touch.
Finally the glossary is comprehensive and, if you are interested in the who's who of the time, almost worth the buying the book just for that.
My personal vote is that Richard III was a good king though his reign was brief.
"Noble, honorable men, are there any left?"