The Daughter of Time
8 journalers for this copy...
I read another copy of this a few months ago and LOVED it. It really makes you think twice about poor old Richard III's reputation in history books. I found this very old, brown paperback copy while sorting through moving boxes in the attic.
This very old, skinny book will be winging its way tomorrow, via Canada Post, to Inkognitoh in England. One more classic to add to her floor-to-ceiling pile of books in her tiny flat! Enjoy.
Ahh what a lovely looking ye olde booke thanks so much bluenoser. I'm thrilled to be able to thumb it's glorious pages and hopefully enjoy the story therein. I'm really looking forward to this book. Cheers!
I did not know very much at all about this book or about Tey as an author. I thoroughly enjoyed both book and investigative writing style. Only knowing the bare bones of the Richard III history didn't hinder my appreciation or enjoyment of this story at all and now I'm casting a suspicious eye on all the history books I come across from now on.
Thanks once again for allowing me the pleasure of reading this wonderful story and discovering an author who is new to me to read and enjoy more of.
I pickd up this venerable book at the London meetup yesterday evening at the Cittie of Yorke pub! Many thanks! (TBR)
An excellent and readable synopsis of the theory that Richard III did not murder the Princes in the Tower. I was convinced!
Journal Entry 7
at on Friday, February 04, 2005
Released 16 yrs ago (2/4/2005 UTC) at
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To Annelis. Enjoy!
The book arrived yesterday. It looks very interesting. I'll read it as soon as possible. I've just discovered that I like history stories. Thank you, Flambard!
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Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, March 18, 2011
Yes, I loved the book! It looks like nothing is happening as Grant lay in his hospital bed. Still the book is very interesting. I wondered where the name of the book is from, but it is from an old proverb: The truth is the daughter of time. It most certainly is.
This is really a cozy detective novel even if Grant is a policeman.
By the way, I googled the book in Finnish and found out that an academic wrote in his blog that all students of history should read this book.
Now I know someone who is waiting for this marvellous book. Happy reading!
This is my # 34 in "KEEP THEM MOVING 2011" Challenge
arranged by Booklady331.
Journal Entry 10
Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Thursday, March 24, 2011
I received two wishlist RABCKs in the mail today! This was the one that wasn't a total surprise (Annelis had to check with me for my address, since I recently moved), but equally delightful to receive nevertheless. :-) My TBR pile is about a mile high, but I hope to get into this one soonish.
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Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Friday, April 22, 2011
I read this almost at once, just haven't gotten around to journaling it before. Based on a simple and quite brilliant idea and written in a no-nonsense fashion, this book is fun and interesting to read. I'd run into similar argumentation about Richard III before
but had very nearly forgotten. His innocence or guiltiness is still much debated, and unless a functional time machine is invented, I guess there is no way of definitely establishing either, but I for one think it very possible that things went very much as Tey puts them.
Thanks again for sending me the book, Annelis! I'll do my best to find a new reader worthy of this venerable little book to hand it to, I certainly wouldn't like to just leave it somewhere.
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Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I took this book with me from the local Bookcrossing meeting:)
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Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Even though the history of Kings and Queens isn't really my speciality, I really enjoyed this book! Quite a thought-provoking read, makes you wonder about the validity of the things we learn or don't learn at school:D
This book will travel onwards as soon as I manage to get to the post office:)
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at on Thursday, July 18, 2013
Released 7 yrs ago (7/18/2013 UTC) at
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The book is on its way to the next reader as a part of the First Sentences VBB:) Happy Reading!
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Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 22, 2013
This lovely old little book arrived here today. A really nice surprise as I had no idea what to expect when I chose the sentence "Grant lay on his high white cot and stared at the ceiling." I've been watching the tv series "The White Queen" on BBC recently, and now I know a bit more about this period, I really look forward to reading this book. Thanks a lot Soozreader! :)
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Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, May 14, 2016
I finished reading this a couple weeks ago and quite enjoyed it. The writing is witty and acerbic, and I enjoyed the conversations between the characters. The investigation is interesting and it makes me wonder how no one (or at least the historians) noticed this before (it seems pretty logical to me to use accounts from the time when the person lived), and how much of what we are told about history (or in media) is true...
I did have trouble trying to remember all those names and their relationships (doesn't help that they often have the same name :p)
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Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Released 4 yrs ago (4/18/2017 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands
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Chosen from the First Page Roundabout. Hope you'll enjoy it!
Journal Entry 18
Shefford, Bedfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
thank you for sharing, on my massive tbr pile