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Josephine Tey

(1896—1952)


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(1896–1952),

the pen name of Elizabeth Mackintosh, detective story writer, born in the Highlands. Her best‐known works include The Franchise Affair (1948), in which a mother and daughter are falsely accused of abduction, and Brat Farrar (1949), a mystery in which a young man presumed to have committed suicide as a child returns to claim an inheritance to which the reader knows he has no claim. The Daughter of Time (1951) is an investigation of the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Under the name of Gordon Daviot she wrote Richard of Bordeaux (1933), a historical drama based on the life of Richard II.

Subjects: Literature.


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