Tante le Desiree

I, RICHARD PLANTAGENET, PART ONE TANT LE DESIREE I have desired it so much 1471 THE BATTLE OF BARNET.He is eighteen.It is his first battle He is wounded he is Richard of Gloucester, the King s youngest brother With the Kingmaker slain, Richard and his brother Edward IV go on to ultimate victory at Tewkesbury The Old King Henry dies in mysterious circumstances iI, RICHARD PLANTAGENET, PART ONE TANT LE DESIREE I have desired it so much 1471 THE BATTLE OF BARNET.He is eighteen.It is his first battle He is wounded he is Richard of Gloucester, the King s youngest brother With the Kingmaker slain, Richard and his brother Edward IV go on to ultimate victory at Tewkesbury The Old King Henry dies in mysterious circumstances in the Tower and York s claim is secure Richard wants to marry Anne Neville, the Kingmaker s daughter, but his brother George stands in his way and hides her in a London tavern Not all the feuds are on the battlefield for the House of York Finally finding his bride, Richard gets both the girl and her lands As Lord of the North, with Middleham castle as his main seat, he sets out to be York s especial good lord He is Chief Mourner at the reburial of his father, Richard Duke or York, and fares with the King to France for what he hopes will be another Agincourt, a glorious victory for England Instead, he finds a changed Edward and the dishonour of French bribes The next few years bring grief when the perennially troubled George of Clarence goes mad and is executed by King Edward for treason The Three Sons of York are no longer three, and Edward s glorious Sun in Splendour seems to be setting With Edward s health on the wane, it is Richard s duty to take on the invading Scots alone and put the fickle Duke of Albany on the Scottish throne A new Wars of the Roses epic, both bloody and bawdy the story of Richard III is retold for the first time in first person, from Richard s point of view Tragedy and comedy collide A different Richard than any you have read before King s brother, warrior, scoliosis sufferer, teenage father, loyal husband, and great magnate with a sense of humour Note some strong language From the author of Sacred King and White Roses, Golden Sunnes
Tante le Desiree I RICHARD PLANTAGENET PART ONE TANT LE DESIREE I have desired it so much THE BATTLE OF BARNET He is eighteen It is his first battle He is wounded he is Richard of Gloucester the King s younges

  • Title: Tante le Desiree
  • Author: J.P. Reedman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Tante le Desiree”

    1. An interesting read about a fascinating historical figure, really absorbing and entertaining.I wish I had enjoyed this book more, but I had a feeling that first person narrator didn't work here. Maybe I'm just not a fan of first person narrative in biographies which are not actual autobiographies or historical novels where famous historical figures are the main characters.Reedman's Richard was quite believable and I wouldn't mind an attempt to see some events from his perspective, but a third pe [...]

    2. Rich with historical detail, Reedman paints a vivid and realistic picture of life in the middle ages. The action and plot twists prevent this book from devolving into a lecture. The choice of first person narration is interesting and effective.

    3. A story about Richard III with a difference. J P Reedman has written a fascinating book in that she has Richard himself telling his own story so it reads like an autobiography which it obviously isn't. I found the book interesting and enjoyable. Beautifully written it drew me in right from the beginning. By having Richard tell his own story of his life I found I was so much more involved with his private thoughts and feelings in a fresh and original way. The battle scenes are realistically bruta [...]

    4. I'm not usually a fan of first person narrative, but it works in this book.I think the author has managed to accurately portray the characters and even, which is more difficult, limited the imposition of modern values onto them.I can't wait to read the second book!

    5. This is a DNF, so has to have a 1 star.Sorry, but I never believed in the voice of Richard for a second and, although the author details lots of historical facts, I got no feel for the period at all.

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