The Daughter of Time
Why this book?
A classic novel that explores whether Richard III was responsible for the murder of his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Tey tries to show readers that the case against the vilified king isn’t as open and shut as we may assume. Although this novel is a bit dated (given that it was published over 70 years ago), it is still an interesting “who done it?”
I found a copy of this book at my grandmother’s house (where I found much to nurture my love of British history) and read it when I was in my early teens. It was a revelation in terms of the detective work that is historical research. Even for those who aren’t hardcore history nerds, this book is a thought-provoking read and a cautionary tale about accepting historical legends at face value.