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  1. says:

    Perhaps the oddest and best mystery ever written Police Inspector Grant flat on his back in hospital solves the historical mystery of Richard III and the Little Princes in the Tower I know I know sounds boring But it isn't

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    In 1951 Josephine Tey wrote her 5th novel in the Inspector Grant series In 1990 this mystery novel was named the

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    This day was our good King Richard piteously slain and murdered; to the great heaviness of this cityIf you take the players in The War of the Roses and place them in modern times one could almost compare them to The Mob fighting for control of their territoryimage error

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    I went into this book only knowing that it proved Richard III wasn't the wicked uncle who offed his nephews in the Tower What I didn't know w

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    Okay now I’m convinced King Richard III didn’t have his two young nephews murdered in the Tower of London in the late 1400s gives Henry VII the hard side eyeIn this classic mystery by Josephine Tey a laid up British police inspector tries to prove just for his own satisfaction that Richard has been unfairly maligned by historians An enthusiastic young American an actress and a nurse help out with his research The novel ends up having

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    Sin death and hell have set their marks on himAnd all their ministers attend on him William Shakespeare Richard III Act I Scene IIIRichard III is one of history’s most notorious villains Thanks in large part to Shakespea

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    The author has created a skilful investigation of Richard III’s involvement in the deaths of his two nephews Laid up with injuries in a hos

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    Rating 45 of fiveThe Publisher Says Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III Could such a sensitive face actually belong to a heinous villain — a king who killed his brother's children to secure his crown? Grant seeks what kind of man Richard was and who in fact killed the princes in the towerMy Review

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    Richard III had been credited with the elimination of two nephews and his name was a synonym for evil But Henry VII whose ‘settled and considered policy’ was to eliminate a whole family was regarded as a shrewd and far seeing monarch Not very lovable perhaps but constructive and painstaking and very successful withal

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    It’s hard to read A Daughter of Time and not think of James Stewart similarly laid up in Rear Window which was produced only a few years later than Tey’s mystery In Hitchcock’s movie the photographer casts a panoptic gaze at the people he can see through the many apartment windows available from his rear window and plays detective wit

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READ é eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Î Josephine Tey

When Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is confined to a hospital bed a friend brings him an assortment of pictures of famous historical figures Grant is captivated by a portrait of King Richa. Perhaps the oddest and best mystery ever written Police Inspector Grant flat on his back in hospital solves the historical mystery of Richard III and the Little Princes in the Tower I know I know sounds boring But it isn t A fascinating meditation on history propaganda prejudice and memory

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The Daughter of Time

He most intriguing mysteries of all time Who really killed the princes in the Tower of London Josephine Tey's answer to this uestion has fascinated readers since the book's publication in 1951. The author has created a skilful investigation of Richard III s involvement in the deaths of his two nephews Laid up with injuries in a hospital Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is utterly bored with nothing to do except look at patterns on the ceiling The Inspector has a canny knack for reading faces and as he looks upon Richard III s portrait he doesn t see a murderer but of a haunted man Through a great deal of research on source documents testimonies and evaluating written records Inspector Grand spends his convalescing time uncovering the ualities of Richard III Although slow in some chapters it tends to read like a history lesson but very well done would appeal to history buffs An eye opener for how history is written to the benefit of those in power while revealing how other past events actually happened not how they have been portrayed uite interesting makes one consider what is actually true or entirely false

READ é eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Î Josephine Tey

Rd III and wonders how such a sensitive appearing soul could have murdered his own nephews to secure the British crown for himselfGrant reconsiders 500 year old evidence pertaining to one of t. I went into this book only knowing that it proved Richard III wasn t the wicked uncle who offed his nephews in the Tower What I didn t know was that after a rather snarky and fun intro that sets the scene of a cranky inspector bed ridden with a broken leg it would soon become a tedious story with dull pacing boring dialogue and a self righteous toneThe premise is based solely on Alan Grant s gut instinct that the face of Richard III in a portrait reproduction isn t the face of an evil murderer The length to which the whole faces don t lie theory is expounded upon reminded me too much of some extreme Ricardians who often sound like fangirls claiming they can see into his soul I wasn t expecting such a faulty foundation to launch the mysteryAs Grant s bedside investigation continues he becomes a convert to the Innocent Richard school of thought and his dialogue really takes on the tone of a smug evangelical to a cause Then there s the dialogue from nearly all of the characters about what they think or know or have read about Richard III and Fam that reads like a book report or an encyclopedia For such a short short book it got overbearing Throw in some literary analysis about a fiction novel on Cecily Nevill and I nearly fell asleepIt s very ironic that Grant tosses aside Thomas More s history calling it a party pamphlet when this book despite its research has a distinct pamphlety feel only for the OTHER partyI m not overly fond of mysteries and tend to avoid them as a rule except for the odd Agatha Christie but my carps for this one has nothing to do with it being a mystery I even think that Richard III most likely was innocent of the crime so I m in partial sympathy with the agenda hereBut it s simply a dull piece of fiction