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Summer's End by [Irwin, Frances]
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  • Print Length: 308 pages
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  • Language: English
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Well written and well researched. I thoroughly enjoyed this exploration of Francis Lovell's background, early life, and later career, as well as his relationship with Richard III. I especially liked the way Ms. Irwin presented Richard as such a complex character, and also the added (fictional but plausible!) relationship between Francis and Anne Neville.
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I read this as background for the FutureLearn free course 'England in the time of Richard III', and couldn't put the book down. Many sleepless nights later, I'm really sad to have come to the end. Well-researched facts woven skilfully into a riveting novel. From my perspective, this is a 5* book.
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I really loved this novel and it was interesting to have the Richard III story told from a different angle. Would like to read more by this author and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone, especially fans of this period in history
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I really enjoyed this book about Francis Lovell, one of Richard III's close supporter. Of course the story was pro Richard, but still good. It was an interesting thing presenting Richard from Lovell's point of view, without forgetting that Lovell was the main character.

It was nicely written and an easy read, at least for a person like me, with english as a second language.
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I enjoyed this story. As with many novels about Richard III, there is a great deal of sympathy for the beleaguered king. The perspective of his great friend Francis Lovell casts a new light on their shared childhood experiences at Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire,which I visited last week on holiday.

unfortunately have just watched the Channel 4 documentary which actually states (not suggests) that Richard was "dissolution" and a hard drinker and glutton.

that's really upset me. contemporary evidence reports that in fact he was slight of build and hardly touched his food at banquets.

Sorry, ranting off topic.
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"Lovell, the dog" Sir Francis Lovell to be precise, one of Richard III's premier supporters, this is Francis' story in his own words and well written and well researched. Lovell's final fate has always been a mystery and this book posits a reasonable solution. I would argue that Richard's reign is rushed over a bit too quickly but dramatic license often calls for timings to be altered.
A good read
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I really enjoyed this book. It covered the life of Francis Lovell, which not many books do, and it was done very well, I didn't want it to end!
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I admit to being a "Richardian" and am aware of Viscount Francis Lovell's place in history.
This was an enjoyable story, well written and fairly well researched.
I would love to read more, White Queen and White Pawn especially but have been unable to find them either in print or e-book. However with the increased interest in RIII I am hopeful they may be reprinted.
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