The Daughter Of Time (Paperback)Josephine Tey (author)
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The formidable Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard returns in this highly acclaimed, enthralling detective story that stretches back in time to the enigma of Richard III and the two princes in the Tower. Filled with impeccable narrative drive, unforeseeable twists and nuanced psychological drama, Tey’s masterpiece remains as one of finest works of crime fiction written in English.
Josephine Tey's classic novel about Richard III, the hunchback king whose skeleton was famously discovered in a council car park, investigates his role in the death of his nephews, the princes in the Tower, and his own death at the Battle of Bosworth.
Richard III reigned for only two years, and for centuries he was villified as the hunch-backed wicked uncle, murderer of the princes in the Tower. Josephine Tey's novel The Daughter of Time is an investigation into the real facts behind the last Plantagenet king's reign, and an attempt to right what many believe to be the terrible injustice done to him by the Tudor dynasty.
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 the Tudors?
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 III really was and who killed the Princes in the Tower.
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
'Most people will find The Daughter Of Time as interesting and enjoyable a book as they will meet in a month of Sundays' - Observer
'A detective story with a very considerable difference. Ingenious, stimulating and very enjoyable' - Sunday Times
'Josephine Tey has always been absolutely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings' - Spectator
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I loved this book. My aunt has read it as well and we both raved about it. Highly recommended
This book was a real surprise in every sense and I flew through the pages. Josephine Tey is a brilliant writer.
“An absorbing crime novel take on whether Richard III was really a wrong 'un”
When Inspector Alan Grant takes falls through a trap door while in pursuit of a criminal, he breaks his leg and ends up enduring an enforced stay in hospital with little to do other than look at the ceiling or tackle... More
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