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Children's Book of Richard III
by Rosalind Adam

Suitable for children aged 7 upwards, the book tells the story of Richard III, his life in troubled times, his rise and fall in battle, and the amazing discovery of his remains in a Leicester car park.

Rosalind Adam, author of Children's History of Leicester, has collaborated with illustrator Alice Povey to produce a book which uses simple, easily read text and colourful witty pictures to inform and captivate readers, young and old. £8.99 plus P&P. To buy the book by PayPal or credit/debit card, click on the link below or send us an email on info@thereadingshop.co.uk. You can also order on the phone and pay with debit or credit card. Ring 07973 952879. The book is also on sale with Amazon.

Hear the radio interview from the book launch at the Guildhall, Leicester with Lynn Moore, Rosalind Adam & Alice Povey giving you the inside look into The Children's Book of Richard III. Online at: BBC Radio Leicester interview. Skip to 1:45:36.


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A fantastic book which had the kids enthralled from start to end and also taught me a few things I never knew about Richard III - I wish they'd had this type of book when I was at school! Beautiful illustration and written by someone who knows how to connect with children as well as having an obvious real passion for history.
Worth every penny. Thoroughly recommend it.

Juliet Lane

Wonderfully written and illustrated account of the life of the last Plantagenet king. This book will prove a treat both as real life story book and reference guide for any budding historian. Adults may learn a thing or two as well!

James Eardley

An excellent book, in a similar style to the ever popular Horrible Histories series. Crammed full of interesting facts that are easily accessible to children, but also informative for anyone of any age wanting to get to know the Richard III story. Who said that learning history couldn't be fun!

Neil Tansley


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