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Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (137 of 144)
Location: England
 

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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant, 4 Oct 2010
I really loved this book, which I actually bought from the theatre when I went to watch the show in London. The book was certainly not a disappointment, showing the horrors of war not only through the eyes of the horse, but also the humans. It also provides a picture of social history in England before the war, and shows both compassion and loyalty in the relationship between the horse and the boy. Absolutely brilliant - and so was the show - if you liked the book if you can get to see the show it is absolutely astonishing.
Richard III: The Maligned King by Annette Carson
Richard III: The Maligned King by Annette Carson
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Balanced View, 3 Sep 2010
I have been fascinated by Richard III for more than 40 years, and avidly read everything about him I can find, whether favourable or unfavourable. I found this book brilliant, and definitely one of the best books I have ever read about Richard.
The author deals with the events of Richard's reign using just contemporary chronicles, and her unusual hypothesis that Edward IV might have poisoned definitely made me look at this event in a different light.

It seems that political propaganda was as much alive in fifteenth century England as it is today - and she illustrated so many instances where post-Richard chroniclers deliberately mis-translated the original information so as… Read more
Richard III the Young King to be by Josephine Wilkinson
Richard III the Young King to be by Josephine Wilkinson
57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real Richard?, 14 July 2010
At last, a book that doesn't just concentrate on Richard's years as King, but provides an insight into the remaining 30 years of his nearly 33 year lifespan. The book is put together very well, putting Richard firmly in the context of the times in which he lived, rather than looking back at a king using the Tudor chroniclers version of his reign. Sadly for Richard, history is always written by winners.

The latter years of the reign of King Henry VI and the protectorship of Richard's father must have been traumatic and frightening for a young boy, especially the barbarous treatment eventually suffered by his father and older brother Edmund and the flight from Ludlow to escape… Read more

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