By: TEY, Josephine

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Josephine Tey was a pseudonym used by Elizabeth MacKintosh (25 July 1896 - 13 February 1952), a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. She also wrote as Gordon Daviot, under which name she wrote plays, many with biblical or historical themes.MacKintosh was born in Inverness, the daughter of Colin MacKintosh and Josephine (ne Horne). She attended Inverness Royal Academy and then Anstey Physical Training College in Erdington, a suburb of Birmingham. She taught physical training at various schools in England and Scotland, but in 1923 she returned to Inverness to care for her invalid mother, and stayed after her mother's death that year to keep house for her father. There she began her career as a writer.MacKintosh's best-known books were written under the name of Josephine Tey. Josephine was her mother's first name; the source of Tey is unclear.In five of the mystery novels, all of which except the first she wrote under the name of Tey, the hero is Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant. (Grant appears in a sixth, The Franchise Affair, as a minor character.) The most famous of these is The Daughter of Time, in which Grant, laid up in hospital, has friends research reference books and contemporary documents so that he can puzzle out the mystery of whether King Richard III of England murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Grant comes to the firm conclusion that King Richard was totally innocent of the death of the Princes.The Franchise Affair also has a historical co.


Author Name: TEY, Josephine

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Independently published: 2018

ISBN Number: 1977093892

ISBN Number 13: 9781977093899

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000050423