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The Children of the King: 06/26/17
The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett is set during the WWII evacuations of London children to the countryside. Cecily and Jeremy Lockwood are sent to live with their Uncle Peregrine. Bored being stuck in his home, they begin to explore their temporary surrounds. In this time they meet the ghosts of two young princes who died after being locked in the Tower of London.
Here's the thing: it was too much at one time. We already had the evacuation story. Now it's come into a head on collision with Richard and Edward. Both are big pieces of British history, certainly, but together it's difficult to concentrate on either story.
To put it in another way, it would be like reading a story set during the bombing of Pearl Harbor where the ghosts of the Shirtwaist fire suddenly started appearing and appealing for help.