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    DescriptionVoted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers' Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates 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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    Title
    The Daughter of Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josephine Tey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684803869
    ISBN 10: 0684803860
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    B&T Approval Code: A25403252
    DC22: 823/.912
    LC classification: PR6025.A25
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020, FIC022000, FIC022030
    LC classification: PR6025.A2547 D3 1995
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FFP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education Company)
    Imprint name
    Prentice Hall & IBD
    Publication date
    29 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Hemel Hempstead
    Author Information
    Elizabeth MacKintosh used two pen names during her writing career: Josephine Tey, who was also her Suffolk great-great-grandmother, and Gordon Daviot. She was born in 1897 in Inverness, Scotland, where she attended the Royal Academy. Miss MacKintosh later trained for three years at the Anstey Physical Training College in Birmingham, then began her teaching career as a physical training instructor. She gave up teaching to keep house for her father, who lived near Loch Ness, and pursue her writing. Her first book was "The Man in the Queue" (1929), published under the Gordon Daviot pseudonym, and it introduced the character of Inspector Grant, familiar now from the Tey novels. The author wrote chiefly under the signature of Gordon Daviot from 1929 to 1946, during which time her works included the play "Richard of Bordeaux" (1933), which ran for a year with John Gielgud in the lead part. The first of the Josephine Tey mysteries, "A Shilling for Candies, " was published in 1936 and was eventually followed by "Miss Pym Disposes" in 1947. Also included among the Tey mysteries are "The Franchise Affair" (1949), "Brat Farrar" (1949), "To Love and Be Wise" (1950), "The Daughter of Time" (1951), and "The Singing Sands" (1952). Elizabeth MacKintosh died in London on February 13, 1952.
    Review quote
    "Boston Sunday Globe"The unalloyed pleasure of watching a really cultivated mind in action! Buy and cherish!