I've been disillusioned by the last few Jean Plaidy books I have read, but this one reminded me why I love her writing. Anne of York, the daughter of the "Kingmaker" Richard Neville and the wife of the infamous Richard III, comes to life within this book, and she felt like a real person instead of someone merely there to tell a story. She actually has a personality, good traits, and flaws. I believe this book wouldn't be very valuable as an The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Anne of York, is a novel describing the life of Lady Anne Neville from childhood until death. This novel describes all of the good and bad events which took place throughout her life and during her reign as the Queen of England.
A thought-provoking work of history and social criticism, The Black Book of Communism fully merits the broadest possible readership and discussion.
In 1470, a reluctant Lady Anne Neville is betrothed by her father, the politically ambitious Earl of Warwick, to Edward, Prince of Wales . The Story of Anne of York. Part of A Queens of England Novel.
To a Telephone Operator Who Has a Bad Cold. H'OW hoarse and husky in my ear. Your usually cheerful chirrup: You have an awful cold, my dear-. Try aspirin or bronchial syrup. When I put in a call to-day. And answer with reluctant tread. The message they expect to hear. Means life or death or daily bread. A million hearts here wait our call, All naked to our distant speech-. I wish that I could ring them all. And have some welcome news for each! Christopher Morley. Knocking my pipe out, I entered a book shop; There found a book of verse by a young poet. Comrades at once, how I saw his mind glowing! Saw in his soul its magnificent rioting-. Then I ran with him on hills that were windy, Basked and laughed with him on sun-dazzled beaches, Glutted myself on his green and blue twilights, Watched him disposing his planets in patterns
The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is a primary source of keyboard music from the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods in England, . the late Renaissance and very early Baroque. It takes its name from Viscount Fitzwilliam who bequeathed this manuscript collection to Cambridge University in 1816. It is now deposited in the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge
The Reluctant Queen is a novel by historical novelist Jean Plaidy which tells the tale of Anne Neville, the wife of King Richard III of England. It weaves the tale of Anne's life told in first person. The book was published in the US as The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Anne of York. The novel begins in with a prologue, in the year 1485
The Squire is the Knight's son, accompanying him on this pilgrimage. We think he's a pretty good squire; after all, Chaucer tells us that he rides a horse well, can joust well, and he carves the meat for the Knight well at dinner. The Squire's role in the General Prologue is probably to represent both youthfulness and femininity. Compare his portrait to that of his father, who is a grown-up version of the Squire, or to the Monk, who is a manly man, and we can get a good picture of how Chaucer was thinking about the differences between youth and age, and femininity and masculinity, and how these different categories are all related to each other.