The Daughter of Time

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One of the greatest detective novels, in which a Scotland Yard inspector is bedridden and embarks on historical research to pass the time. Was King Henry III really a cruel murderer? Or was it political propaganda? Read Tey's final work to find out.
Ha scritto il 29/07/13
Carino, curioso, scorrevole, ma "da ombrellone".
Ha scritto il 01/10/11
"Ah,so he wasn't THAT bad after all? Well,whatever..nevermind" (W.Shakespeare on Richard Plantagenet after reading Tey's "The Daughter of time") ;)
Ha scritto il 24/07/11
A unique mix of history and mystery novel with smart and witty dialog. British history buffs should enjoy it a lot. One most definitely should not believe all that is written in history texts!
Ha scritto il 22/03/11
The Daughter of Time is an entertaining and thought-provoking fiction. I recommend it for all amatuer historians out there. It opens your eyes to the bias of history. And for someone like me who is passionate about the Plantagenets and Richard III...
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Ha scritto il 29/06/10
A great story but it's a trial to read. Frequent ambiguous colloquialisms, and the author often forgets to tell you who's being discussed now.

Ha scritto il Jul 07, 2010, 22:06
"What is Chummy like?""A thorough little bastard. Been treated soft all his life since he started stealing change from his Ma at the age of nine. A good belting at the age of twelve might have saved his life. Now he'll hang before the almond ...Continua
Pag. 193
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Ha scritto il Jun 29, 2010, 17:34
I'll never again believe anything I read in a history book, as long as I live, so help me.
Pag. 193
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Ha scritto il Jun 29, 2010, 17:34
Give me research. After all, the truth of anything at all doesn't lie in someone's account of it. It lies in all the small facts of the time. [...] Truth isn't in accounts but in account books.
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