Thursday, 3 July 2014

*New Release* The Children's Book of Richard III

I'm proud to announce that

The Children's Book of Richard III 


is now published and available for you to buy. 

Here's my copy...






When I started writing this book the plan was to explain the last years of the Wars of the Roses in easy terms. As I progressed through the story of his life I became more involved with Richard, his life, the way that his name was treated after his death and the excitement of the archaeological dig.  Consequently this book has become much more than my original plans for it. To give you a taster of what's in the book here is a photo of the Contents Page and aren't Alice Povey's illustrations amazing!






The most exciting bits to write were... well, all of it really, but I did enjoy writing the interview with the Witch of Daneshill. She was said to see Richard riding out to the Battle of Bosworth. His foot hit the side of Bow Bridge and she predicted that the next time he crossed that bridge it would be his head that knocked against the side... and she was right! I also loved writing about the science and archaeology aspects of the search for his body.

(Update posted on Friday 4th July: Apologies if PayPal tried to add £10 shipping on top of the p&p. This has now been resolved. We will be including payment by credit and debit card very soon. )

If you'd like to buy a copy, you can get one at The Reading Shop either online or phone through your order on 0116 2717077 and it will be posted to you. Alternatively you can pop into the shop on The Parade, Oadby, Leicester.

Note for teachers:
 I will be visiting schools next term to talk about Richard III and the book, which covers a range of Key Stage 2 areas in addition to history. If you are interested in booking a school visit then please email me on rosalind.kathryn@gmail.com


Daughter update: Thanks to all those of you who have sent your kind messages to my Daughter. She is starting the slow post-op recovery and, yes, I'll still be Nurse Mum for at least another week.



20 comments:

  1. I have a copy, and I love it! Well done to you and Alice - I love her illustrations! See you both at the launch!x

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    1. Glad you like it. Looking forward to seeing you :-)

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  2. Congratulations, the book looks great :-)

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  3. How fab is this!!! I hope you have time in the middle of everything else for some celebratory cake - you've earned it.

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    1. We have a media launch coming up. There will be cake then for sure :-)

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  4. This looks too gorgeous, Ros! I will be buying it for some small family members who I'm sure will love it and even for myself. I think it will be so interesting to read. The illustrations look beautiful. Well done and congratulations! And wonderful that your daughter is on the road to recovery!

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    1. Thank you, Val. I hope your small family members enjoy it :-)

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  5. It's out! Wonderful. Can I get it via amazon Espana?

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    1. Thanks Lizy. The book is available via http://thereadingshop.co.uk/ and it can be sent to anywhere in the world.

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    2. Thanks - will check that out and good luck with what looks like a lovely book!

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  6. Congrats on an absolutely gorgeous book. Kudos to your illustrator. How fun!!! I might have to fly to the UK and visit that book store in person. Wouldn't that be a hoot. Continued good thoughts for your daughter - she's in good hands, I have no doubt. And a shout out to Mr.A - I bet he's proud of your new book, too. Enjoy the weekend

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  7. WELL DONE on all fronts! I shall buy my copy right away.

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  8. Oh, it seems you have to 'collect from store'. Is it possible to have it posted? Am I being stupid? Probably!

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    1. You don't have to collect from store. There's a drop down menu which gives options for where you want the book delivered to. Hope that helps. :-)

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  9. Congratulations Rosalind. It looks great!

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  10. It looks fab I'm sure it will go down well in schools. I don't know much about Richard111 history was never my subject but I don't think they even spoke about him at my school. Glad the worst is behind your daughter and with you to nurse her she'll soon recover.

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  11. Congratulations on your beautiful book, Rosalind! I'm sorry that your daughter has had to go through so much, but I'm glad that she's on the mend. I know that she's in good hands by having you for a nurse.

    Julie

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  12. Hi Ros .. I'll be getting your book shortly - amazing job it looks like you've done .. so pleased for you. Interesting that it's not on Amazon .. but I remember your post about that ... Congratulations.

    Also to read about your daughter ... I've been thinking about you both - so glad I eventually got here - thanks for the nudge! I'm catching up ...

    Now to the other posts .. cheers and it's great news .. your daughter and your book .. Hilary

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