Reay Tannahill's enthralling new novel is a family saga in the grand tradition, a tale of brother against brother, cousin against cousin, of love, hate and intrigue, of women inescapably entangled in the fates of their men, and of a mystery that has exercised people's minds for more than five hundred years. At the heart of it all is the dangerous, complex human being known to history as Richard III, here brought vividly alive in Reay Tannahill's expert hands - in his private life cool and sardonic, marrying for gain but learning to love, capable of inspiring great loyalty, and discovering too late that he can be ruled by emotions he is scarcely aware of possessing; in his public life, bold, competent and tireless in pursuit of profit and power, making enemies more easily than friends, and himself in the end falling victim to the most devoted of those enemies - the mother of the king who is to succeed him, Henry VII. Here, in all its vivid colour, its rich and absorbing detail, is the story of an extended family in mediaeval England. Here, too, is tragedy. For centuries, Richard has been held guilty of murdering the Princes in the Tower. Reay Tannahill offers a less conventional solution in what is perhaps the best and without doubt the most moving novel she has yet written.
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Reay Tannahill was born and brought up in Scotland, and now lives in London. Her first historical novel, A DARK AND DISTANT SHORE, was an instant bestseller, and PASSING GLORY won the 1990 Boots/RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award.From AudioFile:
History buffs beware. Though Reay Tannahill's narrative is entertaining, it offers little insight into the complex personality demonized by Shakespeare in RICHARD III. About two-thirds of the book focuses on the life of Richard before his brother King Edward dies, and little time is devoted to the mystery surrounding who killed the heir, Edward, age 12, and his younger brother, Richard. Even the deterioration of Richard and Anne's marriage is not examined adequately. Historical material is Stephen Thorne's metier, and he handles all the ups and downs of late fifteenth-century England with skill, wit, and elegance. His Anne Neville is graceful, sympathetic, and charming. Richard is commanding and brilliant. M.D.H. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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