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View Poll Results: What tale retold shall we read in April?
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey 7 58.33%
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett 6 50.00%
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston 5 41.67%
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather 6 50.00%
House of Names by Colm Tóibín 6 50.00%
All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward 3 25.00%
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth 3 25.00%
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 4 33.33%
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:57 AM   #16
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I actually prefer Audible when I can get it. Overdrive books are a nuisance to listen to on my iPhone, and don't sync with my Delphin device. Audible books, however, have an excellent app on both, and sync just fine. And I didn't even look for the eBook on Overdrive, since it's PD here.
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:28 AM   #17
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I am doing the audiobook since it’s a re-read and last time I did the ebook. Thanks for the tip about Overdrive. While I am waiting for my library hold, I am reading The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. I think it will be a nice supplement to The Daughter of Time. If Richard III were to be put on trial, one of these books is the defense and the other is the prosecution. Reading both books together gives multiple perspectives to the retelling of the historical events.
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I have been wanting to read this book, and will read it in time for the discussion. I like the combination of mystery and history.

Also a very interesting perspective Bookworm_Girl that you have read the Alison Weir book to compare it with. Now I want to read that one too.
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I have been wanting to read this book, and will read it in time for the discussion. I like the combination of mystery and history.

Also a very interesting perspective Bookworm_Girl that you have read the Alison Weir book to compare it with. Now I want to read that one too.
I’m really enjoying the Weir book and learning lots about history. I’m glad I decided to read it as a pairing.
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I’m really enjoying the Weir book and learning lots about history. I’m glad I decided to read it as a pairing.
I see that Josephine Wilkinson has brought out a book by the same name (The Princes in the Tower), claiming that it "returns to the original sources, subjecting them to critical examination and presenting a ground-breaking new theory about what really happened and why."

Which, since it is not claiming new evidence, must surely mean: "yet another guess at whodunnit on the safe assumption that no one can ever prove me wrong."

Has it struck anyone else how strange it is that we are studying unsolvable mysteries in two months running? My cup runneth over.


ETA: And note that the Literary club have just done Picnic at Hanging Rock. This did eventually get a conclusion (or sorts), but for many years it remained as much a mystery as Drood.

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I’m really enjoying the Weir book and learning lots about history. I’m glad I decided to read it as a pairing.
Good to know. I will read it after this one. I did read " Fate of the Princes " by Paul Doherty. It left me with more questions than answers. I also don't know very much about this time period. A very interesting one indeed.
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I see that Josephine Wilkinson has brought out a book by the same name (The Princes in the Tower), claiming that it "returns to the original sources, subjecting them to critical examination and presenting a ground-breaking new theory about what really happened and why."

Which, since it is not claiming new evidence, must surely mean: "yet another guess at whodunnit on the safe assumption that no one can ever prove me wrong."

Has it struck anyone else how strange it is that we are studying unsolvable mysteries in two months running? My cup runneth over.


ETA: And note that the Literary club have just done Picnic at Hanging Rock. This did eventually get a conclusion (or sorts), but for many years it remained as much a mystery as Drood.
That is interesting about somewhat of a conclusion with " Picnic at Hanging Rock".

Although with a Scotland Yard Detective trying to solve a mystery well I'll expect some proof. If not a very good summary at least.
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I see that Josephine Wilkinson has brought out a book by the same name (The Princes in the Tower), claiming that it "returns to the original sources, subjecting them to critical examination and presenting a ground-breaking new theory about what really happened and why." [...]
I see that Kobo Australia currently have a special on that includes Philippa Gregory's version of this story, starting with The White Queen. I haven't read those books, but according to Wikipedia she follows what they called the "Beaumont" Beaufort theory rather than the Richard theory.

Late Correction: Not sure where I got Beaumont from, it should have been Beaufort.

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I see that Kobo Australia currently have a special on that includes Philippa Gregory's version of this story, starting with The White Queen. I haven't read those books, but according to Wikipedia she follows what they called the "Beaumont" theory rather than the Richard theory.
Thanks for the link gmw ! I haven't read" The White Queen " it looks like another good book to read about this period. i haven't heard of the Beamont Theory, very interesting. I just found out there are 2 camps " Revisionists and Traditionalists " So I'll need to catch up.
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Thanks for the link gmw ! I haven't read" The White Queen " it looks like another good book to read about this period. i haven't heard of the Beamont Theory, very interesting. I just found out there are 2 camps " Revisionists and Traditionalists " So I'll need to catch up.
There seems no shortage of books about the period - nothing like a bit of mystery, not to mention possible violence and court intrigue, to liven up history. I picked up The White Queen while it was on special, as seems like a good chance to find out what I think of Philippa Gregory's writing.

Warning/FYI: The book sequence is a bit odd. As regards this part of history, Gregory published The White Queen first, but the author suggests people may want to read The Lady of the Rivers first (it was published 2 years after), as it tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville's mother. (Elizabeth Woodville being the White Queen, in case that isn't obvious.) But I've opted to go publication order and start with The White Queen.
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Unfortunately, I missed any specials on The White Queen, and the wait at the BC Library is 18 weeks.
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I missed the sale in the US for the White Queen also. I do have some digital credits saved so I'll probably buy it that way. I think the popularity of the Starz channel showing the series has boosted sales for the book\audio also. That might explain the library waitlist. I would also like to watch the series, but I don't have the Starz channel. I usually like to read the books first then watch the series. So I have time.
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Thanks for the link gmw ! I haven't read" The White Queen " it looks like another good book to read about this period. i haven't heard of the Beamont Theory, very interesting. I just found out there are 2 camps " Revisionists and Traditionalists " So I'll need to catch up.
There's a good reason you won't have heard of "Beaumont", it was supposed to be "Beaufort" - I have no idea how it came go get turned around in my head.
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The White Queen sounds interesting. Thanks for the recommendation. I had forgotten that I also read A Secret Alchemy by Emma Darwin many years ago. This book reimagines the story from the Woodville family’s perspective. I remember nothing about it, but Goodreads tells me that I gave it 2 stars. I have no idea why I rated it that low, but it may appeal to some people.

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In a brilliant feat of historical daring, the acclaimed author of The Mathematics of Love reimagines the tragedy of the youngest victims of the Wars of the Roses. Through the voices of Elizabeth, Anthony, and Una—a historian who herself knows grief, betrayal, and secret love—Emma Darwin re-creates the lethal power struggles into which the boys were born, their heart-wrenching imprisonment, and the ultimate betrayal of their innocence.
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It sounds to me as if "historical daring" is a polite way of saying she made it up without a shred of proof. Maybe that's what bugged you when you read it.
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