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review 2017-08-17 16:25
Review of "Within the Hollow Crown" by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Within the Hollow Crown - Margaret Campbell Barnes

The subtitle for this book is "A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His Dynasty and His Love."

And valiant he is. The author is setting forth a clearly heroic tale. Interesting times making potentially for a good story.  I am feeling kinda force-fed what a valiant -- if naive -- young man he is. Author doesn't need to try quite so hard.

 

Overall, a decent tale of a little covered period of history that I would have liked much better if less sappy and slanted.  And if more atmospheric of the period -- meaning some very modern viewpoints crept in, not that I had major issues with the history or historical details.

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text 2017-08-05 21:03
Reading progress: 30%.
Within the Hollow Crown - Margaret Campbell Barnes

The subtitle for this book is "A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His Dynasty and His Love."

 

And valiant he is.  The author is setting forth a clearly heroic tale.  Interesting times making potentially for a good story ("His Love" has not yet entered the picture).

 

I am feeling kinda force-fed what a valiant -- if naive -- young man he is.  Author doesn't need to try quite so hard as it's distracting me from getting into Richard's character.

 

Reading for a bookclub here on booklikes; feel free to join in at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/10/more-historical-than-fiction .

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text 2017-08-05 00:46
Reading progress: 22%.
Within the Hollow Crown - Margaret Campbell Barnes

Well, author is certainly giving Richard a personality.  Early yet, so not sure how much will be history and how much imagined/projected.

 

Definitely a modern outlook where he's ahead of times in giving peasants consideration and listening to democratic ideals sort of thing.  

 

Definitely from a youthful prospective where, of course (snark), the imagination and energy and schemes of the younger set are clealry superior to the old fuddy duddies.

 

This is for a booklikes bookclub read if anyone wants to join in at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/10/more-historical-than-fiction .

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text 2017-08-04 19:02
Just starting
Within the Hollow Crown - Margaret Campbell Barnes

Starting this historcally fiction about Richard II for the monthly read of a booklikes book club at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/10/more-historical-than-fiction if anyone cares to join.

 

I have read and enjoyed other books by this author. A period of history not well-covered in fiction.

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text 2017-04-06 02:10
World Without End
World Without End - Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

I haven't read the first book in this series, but the blurb claims that World Without End can be read on its own, so I'll give it a go for this month's club reading. Maybe I'll like it enough to read The Pillars of the Earth afterwards? I hope so, since I've heard great things about that book.

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