In loving memory to my parents, David and Thelma Udell
Second edition Copyright © 2016 by Joan Szechtman
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This book is a work of fiction. Except for Richard III, all present-day characters are fictional, and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Richard is based upon the author’s assessment from primary and secondary sources. All fifteenth century characters named are used fictitiously. The events, buildings, locations, names, and characters were either created by the author or used fictitiously.
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First edition editor: Janice Hussein
Second edition modifications editors: Judy and George Thomson