A review of ‘The Beast’

The following was very kindly posted on the Ricardian group Richard III Blanc Sanglier yesterday by Julie Stafford. Many thanks to Julie for her lovely words 😃
“Yesterday, I finally had an opportunity to read Alex Marchant’s ‘The Beast of Middleham Moor.’ Forgive me if I gush, but what a wonderful read! Alex is one of those rare authors who can transport you to another time and place, and make you feel as if *you* are the one experiencing events as they unfold.
When Jack, the narrator, recalls being bullied, you feel the hurt. When he is trudging uphill through the snow, you feel the icy air entering your lungs and the effort it is taking to reach the summit of a hill, half-frozen. You also feel the relief when a voice calls out to Jack just as he is about to fall into the sleep from which he may never wake. The voice is commanding, but not intimidating, and it is tinged with both amusement and concern. Before you know it, you are in the presence of Richard III, King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland.
There are rich colours and fabrics, wine and a fire to warm you, and just when you have gotten comfortable…well, I can’t really give the rest away, can I? 😉
Suffice it to say, if you have not ordered your own copy of ‘Beast,’ please consider doing so, and know that whatever donation you make will not only bring you a lovely adventure but also go towards a worthy cause…and I think Richard would approve.”
If you haven’t yet got your copy of ‘The Beast of Middleham Moor’, please visit. All donations (from the UK or abroad, min £1) go straight to Scoliosis Association UK:https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlexMarchant

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Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boaand The King’s Man, and editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by the king, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:





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My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s


About alexmarchantblog

A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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1 Response to A review of ‘The Beast’

  1. Pingback: Seven years ago today… the great reveal of King #RichardIII – and a great deal of inspiration! | The Order of the White Boar

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