Any Richard III recommendations?
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Think I've read them all...a favorite was We Speak No Treason, but may have missed a good one. Prefer historical fictionalized accounts rather than dry history. Obsessed with Richard III!
Of course, there's the historical mystery, The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.
Historical novels I can't really rate, as it has been too long since I read them. I collect the ones that deal with Richard III. Here are some:
Dickon by Bowen.
Dickon, a play by Gordon Daviot, aka Joesphine Tey.
The Goldsmith's Wife by Plaidy. (E IV & R III)
The King's Bed by Barnes.
Son of York (also published as The Crowned Boar) by Margaret Abbey.
The Warwick Heiress by Abbey.
A Trail of Blood by Potter.
Under the Hog by Carleton.
The White Boar by Palmer.
And more. :-)
Excellent selection! Thanks. You might also enjoy Sunne in Splendour by SK Penman. It's quite long, but worthwhile. I have read Tey's book and enjoyed it.
I didn't include the Penman books because you'd mentioned one. :-)
Please see your comments, re the Richard III Group on LT.
You're right, myshelves...I'm a newbie (just joined today, in fact). Will get the hang of it before long.
Never mind :) I must have misunderstood your reponse #4. What does "LT" mean in: re the Richard II Group on LT?
>7 LT = LibraryThing. :)
My guess about #4 is that if you look at your profile page, you'll have a comment with an invitation to the Richard III group.
Thanks, fyrefly98! I wasn't quite tracking, either. Need to explore the site more and figure things out.
Another one that I liked is A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith.
Thanks, tazanite! Have that in my massive TBR pile. Definitely will move it up in the stack.
I'm looking for copies of Rhoda Edwards' books, "Fortune's Wheel" and "The Broken Sword." These are the first works of fiction that got my interest piqued in Richard III. Any suggestions? I've read Penman, Easter Smith, Jarman and pretty much everything else, but I see some recommendations here.
The Dragon waiting is a more fantasy oriented take if you have run out of the standard choices. It's really rather good.
15> I found a copy of Fortunes Wheel on Amazon for like $6 last year. That's usually where I go for harder to find books because if you look at the used editions you can get some pretty good deals.
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