Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A great voice in historical non fiction
Amy Licence has written a wonderful history of life in the fifteenth century. While there is very little information about Anne Neville, License uses historical facts about the times to fill in a spare outline of who Anne Neville might have been. Colorful descriptions coupled with interesting information creates a rich backdrop of life for a wealthy heiress and a descendant of royalty. Licence backs her speculation with as much actual facts as she can. Her perceptive observations make for entertaining reading where history jumps off the page coming as alive as an HBO special. Licence is a great author who's understanding of how to relate history for those who want to read about famous people and not be bored to death.
Carole P. Roman