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Char Nanfan wrote:

The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Penman, another historical saga but based on the life of Richard 111. I knew nothing of him , other than the usual tripe about his hunchback and the princes in the tower  so it was a complete surprise to me how different he was. I read this book then immediately tried to find out how much was accurate and to this day, i am a devout devotee of Richard 111, a  Yorkist Ricardian through and through!


 

I first got interested in Richard III when I read 'The Daughter of Time' by Josephine Tey.  

Poor old Richard has had a bad press thanks in part to propeganda of Henry VII and his supporters.  Never did like Henry - a miserable skinflint . . .



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Brigantia wrote:

South Riding by Winifred Holtby.  Set in east Yorkshire in the 1930s, it has a rich and varied range of characters, like Poldark.

There was a recent TV adaptation of it which was horrendous! disbelief

 


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The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Penman, another historical saga but based on the life of Richard 111. I knew nothing of him , other than the usual tripe about his hunchback and the princes in the tower  so it was a complete surprise to me how different he was. I read this book then immediately tried to find out how much was accurate and to this day, i am a devout devotee of Richard 111, a  Yorkist Ricardian through and through!



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South Riding by Winifred Holtby.  Set in east Yorkshire in the 1930s, it has a rich and varied range of characters, like Poldark.

There was a recent TV adaptation of it which was horrendous! disbelief

 



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MorwennaCarne wrote:

I have a habit of rating books when I read them, and along with the Poldark novels I repeatedlyly read Jane Eyre, which compels me to such a degree that I cry, and Wuthering Heights. Both are brilliant novels.


 I love Jane, and The Tenant of Wildfeld Hall is good, too. Never liked Wuthering Heights.



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One of my favorite books that I have read over and over again, is a novel set in Cornwall, Rebecca.  I love the book and the movies made off of it. 



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I have a habit of rating books when I read them, and along with the Poldark novels I repeatedlyly read Jane Eyre, which compels me to such a degree that I cry, and Wuthering Heights. Both are brilliant novels.

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Dorothy L Sayers - Lord Peter Wimsey books.  Detectives type stories set just after WW1 to pre WW2.  Later books worked through an old fashioned romance with a character that he had saved from the gallows.

After the authors death they found a half completed novel - which was completed by someone in tune with the main character (Lord Peter) and which, in my view, was 99% successful - and this helped to round off the saga.

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C.S. Forester. Hornblower.



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Are there any other books besides Poldark that you've read over and over again as well ?



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