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The Daughter of Time

February 5, 2013 | by

The skeleton of Richard III, which was discovered at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England, is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London

“It’s an odd thing but when you tell someone the true facts of a mythical tale they are indignant not with the teller but with you. They don’t want to have their ideas upset. It rouses some vague uneasiness in them, I think, and they resent it. So they reject it and refuse to think about it. If they were merely indifferent it would be natural and understandable. But it is much stronger than that, much more positive. They are annoyed. Very odd, isn’t it.”

With the discovery of Richard III’s bones—and what some are calling the monarch’s redemption—we imagine that somewhere, Josephine Tey is smiling.

 

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On the Shelf

August 3, 2011 | by

 

A cultural news roundup.

  • Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, a start-up that converts books into iPad- and iPhone-friendly formats.
  • “Until a few years ago, hardly a day would go by in the summer without the mailman bringing a postcard from a vacationing friend or acquaintance. Nowadays, you’re bound to get an email enclosing a photograph, or, if your grandchildren are the ones doing the traveling, a brief message telling you that their flight has been delayed or that they have arrived.”
  • Vote for the top one hundred science-fiction and fantasy titles.
  • Anyone for retro cocktails?
  • Joanna Lumley is raising funds to convert the home that helped inspire Peter Pan into a children’s literature center.
  • In praise of small-town papers.
  • Remembering Elizabeth Mackintosh—aka Josephine Tey, aka Gordon Daviot.
  • Meet the new Spider-Man: Brooklynite Miles Morales.
  • The New Yorker conquers the iPad.
  • A guide to literary Edinburgh.
  • #undatable—the literary characters you really wouldn’t want to date.
  • Please judge these Virago Modern Classics by their gorgeous covers!
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