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Description:ISBN 0099430967 / Author: Josephine Tey / Genre: Crime / Thriller / At Scotland Yard, Inspector Grant has a reputation for being able to ... more
The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey ... pick them at sight. Now he is in hospital, knowing that no amount of good behaviour is going to make this anything less than an extended stay. Yet his professional curiosity is soon aroused. In a portrait of Richard III, the hunchbacked monster of nursery stories and history books, he finds a face that refuses to fit its reputation. But how, after four hundred years, can a bedridden policeman uncover the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower?
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by - written on 18/02/12 (Very useful, 72 readings)
Even though Richard III's innocence with regard to the deaths of the Princes in the Tower has yet to be proved or disproved, my personal inclination is that this was a case of a name blackened by the victor of the Battle of Bosworth. Richard's motto was 'Loyalte me lie' (loyalty binds me) and by all historical accounts, it's a motto by which he lived his life. Yet following his death and succession by a man who had at best an extremely tenuous right to the throne and also had everything to fear from any Plantagenet heirs, legitimate or otherwise, Richard's reputation was stripped away until he became the most vilified king in English history held accountable for a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/12/09, updated on 07/01/14 (Very useful, 348 readings)
== The Author == Josephine Tey was one of the pseudonyms used by Elizabeth Mackintosh who lived from 1896 to 1952. Her six Inspector Grant murder mystery novels were written under the name of Josephine Tey. As Gordon Daviot she wrote plays. Her first career was teaching. She started writing for a living when she gave teaching up in order to look after her invalid father. Her first novel about Inspector Grant of the Yard, The Man in the Queue, was published in 1929, but the majority of her books were written after the Second World War, until her death in 1952. She left her whole estate, including the royalties ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/06 (Very useful, 152 readings)
Josephine Tey is a well known writer in the crime fiction field, although I have to admit this is the first of her books I have read. Her first book was written in 1929, but the majority of her books were published after the Second World War. As a contemporary of Agatha Christie, she does not seem to have maintained her fame; certainly her books are not easily available in High Street book shops or libraries. However, if this book is anything to go by, it is a shame. This story was an unexpected one; nevertheless, I was gripped from page one and will definitely be looking out for her books in the future. The story Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard has been ... Read the complete review
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