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The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
The Daughter of Time
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Josephine Tey re-creates one of history's most famous -- and vicious -- crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a... show more
Josephine Tey re-creates one of history's most famous -- and vicious -- crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains -- a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England's throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower. The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing's most gifted masters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684803869 (0684803860)
ASIN: 684803860
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Alan Grant (#5)
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onnurtilraun
onnurtilraun rated it
4.0 Josephine Tey - The daughter of Time
It was a very unexpected read, I must say. When I joined the buddy read, I wouldn't have imagined I would have stumbled upon a story like this, almost experimental in the way it plays around with expectations, and at times doesn't take itself completely seriously. At the same time, I'm the kind of...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.5 The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Series: Inspector Alan Grant #5 I had a short review all typed up and I accidentally closed the window. *Face palm* Oh well. I'm really glad that this one got chosen for the buddy read because I'd been planning to read it for a while and just needed an excuse. I'd heard good things about it, nat...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.5 Dickon
This weekend's "let's-forget-the-pandemic" buddy read wasn't the first time I read Josephine Tey's setting-the-record-straight-about-Richard III novel, The Daughter of Time, but it was the first time that I did so by reading it together with her play on the same subject (written under the name Gordo...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.5 Dickon
This weekend's "let's-forget-the-pandemic" buddy read wasn't the first time I read Josephine Tey's setting-the-record-straight-about-Richard III novel, The Daughter of Time, but it was the first time that I did so by reading it together with her play on the same subject (written under the name Gordo...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 Portrait of a Murderer?
This was an excellent book - if there was one downside, it's that it is so revered and adored that my expectations were extremely high. It didn't quite meet them. Nonetheless, for a book that takes place entirely inside of a hospital room, what Tey did here is quite remarkable. And it's all that m...
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