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To the Tower Born

(2005)
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The author of the highly praised The Wild Irish is back with a mesmerizing novel that probes one of the most intriguing unsolved mysteries in history -- what happened to the lost princes of York

Debated for more than five centuries, the disappearance of the young princes Edward and Richard from the Tower of London in 1483 has stirred the imaginations of numerous writers from Shakespeare to Josephine Tey and posited the question: Was Richard III the boys' murderer, or was he not? In a captivating novel rich in mystery, color, and historical lore, Robin Maxwell offers a new, controversial perspective on this tantalizing enigma.

The events are witnessed through the eyes of quick-witted Nell Caxton, only daughter of the first English printer, William Caxton, and Nell's dearest friend, "Bessie," daughter of the King of England, sister to the little princes, and founding ancestress of the Tudor dynasty.

With great bravery and heart, the two friends navigate this dark and dangerous medieval landscape in which the king's death sets off a battle among the most scheming, ambitious, and murderous men and women of their age, who will stop at nothing to possess the throne of England.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Robin Maxwell's To the Tower Born

Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: To the Tower Born: A Novel of the Lost Princes
Author(s): Robin Maxwell
ISBN: 0-06-058051-8 / 978-0-06-058051-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: To the Tower Born
Author(s): Robin Maxwell
ISBN: 0-06-058052-6 / 978-0-06-058052-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: To the Tower Born
Author(s): Robin Maxwell
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA