By John Guy
With the novelistic vividness that made his nationwide publication Critics Circle Award finalist Queen of Scots “a natural excitement to read” (Washington publish BookWorld), John man brings to lifestyles Thomas extra and his daughter Margaret— his confidante and collaborator who performed a serious function in safeguarding his legacy.
Sir Thomas More’s lifestyles is celebrated: his competition to Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason, his execution and martyrdom. but Margaret has been principally airbrushed out of the tale during which she performed so vital a job. John man restores her to her rightful position during this fascinating account in their relationship.
Always her father’s favourite baby, Margaret was once such an complete pupil by means of age eighteen that her paintings earned compliment from Erasmus. She remained dedicated to her father after her marriage—and paid the fee in estrangement from her husband.When extra was once thrown into the Tower of London,Margaret collaborated with him on his most famed letters from felony, smuggled them out at nice own danger, even rescued his head after his execution. John man returns to unique assets which were neglected via generations of historians to create a dramatic new portrait of either Thomas extra and the daughter whose devotion secured his position in historical past.
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Here in this world of music her father still lives, visiting her occasionally and giving her comfort and advice. Moreover, here she can thrive. Even though this world is fantasy, its meaning to Little Voice is rooted in the real world. Its solace and power derive from its connections to her father’s favorite music. This world is rooted in achieved meanings, even though it sadly remains disconnected from the rest of her present life. Destructive uses of imagination also show this link to meaning.
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A Daughter's Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg by John Guy