Inspector 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. Could 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 usurpers of England's throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower.
The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing's most gifted masters....Continua
"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") ;)
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!
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......Continua