12.11.2006

Book Review: To the Tower Born



To the Tower Born by Robin Maxwell

This is a fictitious account of the "Little Princes in the Tower" - Princes Edward and Richard, who were supposedly imprisoned and then murdered by King Richard III of England back in 1483.

This account is from the female point of view of Princess Bessie and her best friend Nell, as they witness history and thus become entangled in it. The ending of this title is very satisfying for the reader, but I found this is not a title to pick up and put down too many times - trying to keep all the names, alliances and rebellions straight is difficult even for a little old British girl who has read quite a bit on the topic!

A speedy read, and a thought provoking one - if you enjoyed The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, you will enjoy this!

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