The Daughter of Time

Kriminalkommissær Alan Grant løser gåden: var det Richard III, der lod de små prinser myrde i Tower i 1483?

Author: Josephine Tey

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ISBN: 9780140009903

Category: English fiction

Page: 188

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Kriminalkommissær Alan Grant løser gåden: var det Richard III, der lod de små prinser myrde i Tower i 1483?

The Daughter of Time

The Daughter of Time is an almost unrepeatable success (a historical mystery reanimated and investigated by present-day enquirers), and it has aroused a ...

Author: Josephine Tey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476733155

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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"One of the best mysteries of all time" (The New York Times)—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.

The Greatest Mystery

Alan Grant, Scotland Yard Inspector is feeling bored while confined to bed in hospital with a broken leg.

Author: Joséphine Tey

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ISBN: 9781511481236

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Page: 104

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Alan Grant, Scotland Yard Inspector is feeling bored while confined to bed in hospital with a broken leg. Marta Hallard, an actress friend of his, suggests that he should amuse himself by researching a historical mystery. She brings him some pictures of historical characters, aware of Grant's interest in human faces. He becomes intrigued by a portrait of King Richard III. He prides himself on being able to read a person's character from his appearance, and King Richard seems to him a gentle and kind and wise man. Why is everyone so sure that he was a cruel murderer?With the help of other friends and acquaintances, Grant investigates Richard's life and the case of the Princes in the Tower, testing out his theories on the doctors and nurses who attend to him. Grant spends weeks pondering historical information and documents with the help of Brent Carradine, a likeable young American researcher working in the British Museum. Using his detective's logic, he comes to the conclusion that the claim of Richard being a murderer is a fabrication of Tudor propaganda, as is the popular image of the King as a monstrous hunchback.

The Daughter of Time

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.

Author: Josephine Tey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979457798

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Page: 298

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Voted 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. 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.

The Daughter of Time

In 1990, The Daughter of Time was selected by the British-based Crime Writers' Association as the greatest mystery novel of all time; The Franchise Affair was eleventh on the same list of 100 books.

Author: Elizabeth Mackintosh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781502520609

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Josephine Tey and Gordon Daviot, were de pseudonyms used by Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896–1952) a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. She also wrote as Gordon Daviot, under which name she wrote plays with an historical theme. In 1990, The Daughter of Time was selected by the British-based Crime Writers' Association as the greatest mystery novel of all time; The Franchise Affair was eleventh on the same list of 100 books.

The Daughter of Time

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.

Author: Josephine Tey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511488105

Category: Cold cases (Criminal investigation)

Page: 104

View: 155

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 belong to 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.

The Daughter of Adoption

A Tale of Modern Times John Thelwall Michael Scrivener, Yasmin Solomonescu, Judith Thompson. Chap. II. The Adventures of a Coasting Voyage from Cape ...

Author: John Thelwall

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554810639

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

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John Thelwall’s The Daughter of Adoption: A Tale of Modern Times is a witty and wide-ranging work in which the picaresque and sentimental novel of the eighteenth century confronts the revolutionary ideas and forms of the Romantic period. Thelwall puts his two main characters, the conflicted English gentleman Henry Montfort and the Creole Seraphina Parkinson, through their paces in a slave rebellion in Haiti, where they barely escape with their lives, and in London society, where Henry almost loses his soul. Combining political analysis with melodrama and flat-out farce, Daughter expands the scope of the abolitionist novel, pushing the argument beyond the slave trade to challenge empire and racial superiority. Historical materials on Thelwall’s life, the abolitionist movement, and eighteenth-century educational theories provide a detailed context for the novel.


Mary I Penguin Monarchs

These extraordinary possibilities are fully dramatized in John Edward's superb short biography.

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241184118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England's ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country's history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and the most powerful of all European monarchs, Mary could have completely changed her country's orbit, making it a province of the Habsburg Empire and obedient again to Rome. These extraordinary possibilities are fully dramatized in John Edward's superb short biography. The real Mary I has almost disappeared under the great mass of Protestant propaganda that buried her reputation during her younger sister, Elizabeth I's reign. But what if she had succeeded?



The Daughter of the Storage

November one must not, even involuntarily, wear the things of May if one would ... But the men too were not so acquiescent, or not at all, as time passed.

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752321989

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Reproduction of the original: The Daughter of the Storage by William Dean Howells

The Daughter of Teragon The Land of the Blood of Allaron Legend

It was also where the ceremony to officially name me as the Daughter of House ... Neither was I happy with the amount of time I would be required to spend ...

Author: Jayne Kinch

Publisher: Jayne Kinch

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 782

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In a land where vampires are rulers and humans are seen as little more than objects, Kata is a slave at Saron Castle, stronghold of Prime Viktor - the sadistic ruler of the Northlands - where each day she is forced to live in fear of becoming a vampire's next victim. Then a stranger from a faraway land arrives at the castle and changes Kata's life forever. But Kata soon learns that freedom comes at a price and she has to decide if it is a price she is willing to pay. Each book in The Land of the Blood of Allaron series is stand-alone, but for greatest enjoyment, the following reading order is recommended: The Daughter of Teragon The Fair Isle Princess The Guardsman's Lover The Duchess of Farrow The Warrior Queen Contains content of a sexual nature. Intended for mature readers only.



Francis Bacon

causes in the region where it seems invitingly possible . ... For it is rightly said that truth is the daughter of time , not of authority .

Author: B. H. G. Wormald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521307734

Category: History

Page: 409

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In this book Brian Wormald provides a fundamental reappraisal of one of the most innovative figures of the age. Though dedicated to his work on both 'natural science' and 'policy' Bacon's conception and practice of history is here revealed as central to his understanding of both.

The Princes of Persia

However, for a considerable period of time, Nitocris shared the office with Shepenwepet daughter of Piye, who was also actively trying to bear royal ...

Author: Charles N. Pope

Publisher: DomainOfMan.com

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 237

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Significance of the Persian Period in royal and biblical history.

The Daughter of the Manor Betty Neels Collection Book 116

She had protested mildly from time to time and he had told her not to fuss, that he needed to keep in touch with the markets. 'I'll be a millionaire—a ...

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408983192

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Mills & Boon presents the complete Betty Neels collection. Timeless tales of heart-warming romance by one of the world’s best-loved romance authors. Why did James keep helping her? It was deeply irritating to Leonora Crosby that she was always caught out in awkward moments by the new village doctor, James Galbraith.


The Franchise Affair

The Franchise Affair, is a 1948 mystery novel about the investigation of a mother and daughter accused of kidnapping a local young woman, named as one of Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time.

Author: Josephine Tey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514829615

Category:

Page: 144

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The Franchise Affair, is a 1948 mystery novel about the investigation of a mother and daughter accused of kidnapping a local young woman, named as one of Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time. Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane's claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison -- the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks -- which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane's story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.