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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
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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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