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The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of historys most famousand viciouscrimes 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 worlds most heinous villainsa venomous hunchback who may have killed his brothers children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of Englands 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 writings most gifted masters.
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Tailsmalone
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Apparently Richard III didn‘t kill his nephews, Henry VII did? And at the very end of this unnecessarily long “Did you know?” is the surprise: that‘s already known and not a revelation. It‘s an entire book about something that‘s not common knowledge but has already been well established. So dull.

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jfount
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Mehso-so

I guess I can see why this is a classic, but it wasn‘t necessarily my thing.

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jenniferw88
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#cozyswap package 1 opened! Thanks so much @erzascarletbookgasm - I 💗 everything, especially the notebook & I fear the chocolates won't last long! The mint tea looks delicious even though the box is a bit battered! @Avanders

Avanders Oooh 🎃♥️🎃 4mo
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Minervasbutler
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Mehso-so


A sort of Rear Window type scenario, where our policeman hero is laid up in hospital and starts thinking about the mystery of Richard III. The problem I had was that while all this business of questioning the motives of Tudor historians might have been cutting-edge 70 years ago, it all seems pretty obvious in our age of fake news and alternative facts. Rather dull, to be frank.

CaramelLunacy I also found the central premise that he couldn't believe Richard III could have had his nephews murdered because he had a "nice" face a bit ? 5mo
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Tamra
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I really enjoyed this history detective novel. I cannot speak a wit about its historical accuracy or interpretation, but Derek Jacobi could narrate government regulations and it would be engaging!

Bookwomble I have this one tbr, but I think it's thought to be a even handed review of the information available when it was written. 🙂 7mo
Tamra @Bookwomble I believe you are right - the MC spends a lot of time emphasizing the need to examine primary sources. 7mo
rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books! 👑 7mo
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TrishB It‘s pretty accurate for info available at the time. A plausible defence. I‘m mildly obsessed with Richard 😁 7mo
Tamra @TrishB 👍🏾 I had no idea there was a controversy. What cut-throat politics! 7mo
TrishB Lol 😁 Tudor political propaganda! The story is always told by the winner. If you want to read a mega fiction book about Richard I‘d recommend this one 7mo
Tamra @TrishB I like the blurb, thanks! 7mo
Tamra @TrishB I just purchased the Kindle version given it‘s such a chunkster! (edited) 7mo
TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 I hope you love it as much as I do 😁 7mo
MallenNC I really enjoyed this one when I read it a few years ago. 7mo
TheEllieMo I loved this book! Possibly because I‘m #TeamRichard! 7mo
CarolynM I love this book (I love all of Josephine Tey's books) I also love Derek Jacobi. I am going off to get this right now! 7mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Wow! This really was not my cup of tea.

This is this month‘s book club pick. If not, I‘m 💯% sure I wouldn‘t have finished.

WhatWouldJaneDo I had to read that in HS and I found it soooo boring. But I hear it mentioned all the time as such a classic mystery! I don't get the hype, I'd be interested to know what your book club thinks. 10mo
LeahBergen I loved it. 😆 9mo
TheEllieMo I loved this book; that may be influenced by the fact that I am in the camp that believes Richard III got a bad press on Tudor social media. #FakeNews is not a 21st century phenomenon 9mo
CarolynM @LeahBergen I'm with you, I love it. @TheEllieMo Part of the reason I enjoyed Wolf Hall so much was seeing Thomas More getting his comeuppance! (edited) 9mo
BarbaraBB I recently read it too and felt the same. Boring! 9mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Dragon Absolutely love 💕 Daughter of Time! 10mo
Booksnchill Daughter of time an all time favorite👍 10mo
Well-ReadNeck @Booksnchill Yay! Glad to hear it. I‘m reading that one for book club. 10mo
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lele1432 I'm glad I saw this post! Love Thy Neighbor sounds fantastic! 10mo
Well-ReadNeck @lele1432 I started it last night. It‘s fabulous so far. 10mo
lele1432 @Well-ReadNeck good to know! 10mo
CarolynM Another fan of Daughter of time here🙂 10mo
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CarolynM
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Book - Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Author - Robertson Davies
Movie - Drop Dead Fred TV Show - Danger Mouse
Food - Donuts

#ManicMonday

JoScho Aaaahhhh! Drop Dead Fred was a total favorite growing up! 1y
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BarbaraBB
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A detective researches England‘s past: was Richard III as bad as the history books claim? Or is history constructed, and do certain versions of events become known as the truth, despite a lack of evidence and plausibility?
The theme is interesting but I was not really in the mood for all research into English history. Maybe I‘ll have to reread it someday as many of you say it is so good.

CarolynM I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it, I guess it either really grabs you or it really doesn't 2y
SilversReviews Pretty photo. 2y
TrishB I loved this book 💕 2y
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Bookwomble
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A second still-wrapped Folio bargain snagged for the less-than-princely sum of £2.49. I think this particular treasure house (charity shop) is exhausted of jewels for the time being, but a couple of nice finds was most welcome.

saresmoore Excellent! 2y
Bookwomble @saresmoore Yes! Although, my morbid inner narrator tells me that two pristine, wrapped Folios appearing in a charity shop probably means that somebody died and their undiscerning next of kin cleared their house without appreciating what they were giving away. On the other hand, orphans have my money, so it's swings and roundabouts 😔 (I'm available for motivational workshops and after-dinner speeches.) 2y
saresmoore 😆 2y
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LeahBergen What!!?? I‘m green with envy! 😍😍 I love this book. 2y
arubabookwoman Beautiful edition of an excellent book (I just read it this week). For more on Richard III I also liked #TheSunneInSplendour. 2y
Bookwomble @LeahBergen I bought it mainly because I could, but it does seem to be very well regarded so I'm expecting good things from it 😊 2y
Bookwomble @arubabookwoman The illustrations look particularly good in thus edition. 2y
Bookwomble @arubabookwoman What did you think of A Daughter out Time, Deborah? 2y
arubabookwoman @Bookwomble I liked the historical fiction aspect of it. I think it documents the facts and opinions it sets forth very well. It is very sympathetic to Richard III, which I think was not the prevailing view at the time it was published (1950). I don‘t often read “classic crime” fiction, but I also enjoyed the only other book by Tey I‘ve read, #BratFarrar. (edited) 2y
Bookwomble @arubabookwoman Brat Farrer is the only book I've read by Tey - it was on our school curriculum when I was in short trousers. 2y
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arubabookwoman
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Scrunched in my seat for my cross-continental flight, I had 2 books to read (because 1 would not be enough). However, airplanes always put me to sleep so I only got 100 or so pages read despite the long flight.

ReadZenRites I always fall asleep on planes, too. The droning of the engine maybe? 2y
BarbaraBB Too bad you couldn‘t read 😉 2y
BarbaraBB And I have been meaning to ask you, are you from Aruba? 2y
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Cinfhen Safe travels...not a fan of cross continental flights or being squished in those seats 😣 2y
arubabookwoman @BarbaraBB Yes I am from Aruba. I was born there and lived there til I was 16. It is the home of my heart. Have lived in Seattle the last 30 years, via London and New Orleans. 2y
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman Great places to live in, but I can imagine Aruba stays the home of your heart. My family often goed to Curacao and from there I once visited Aruba. Gorgeous island! 2y
arubabookwoman @BarbaraBB You are in the Netherlands, right? Julianna was queen while I was in Aruba and visited at least twice. Her daughters, Princesses Beatrix (later queen), Irene and Margrethe also visited. 2y
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman The royal family loves the Antilles I think. Our current king has visited the islands a few times already since he became king. Especially Sint Maarten, where he wanted to sympathize with the people after hurricane Irma last year. (edited) 2y
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Librarybelle
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Classic detective novel. #time #maylovesclassics

CarolynM Such a good book! 2y
Librarybelle @CarolynM I read this awhile ago and really liked it! 2y
Sarah83 Never read any of her. 😱 2y
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batsy
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Excellent mystery novel based on the #truecrime of the disappearance/murder of the Princes in the Tower and King Richard III.

#maylovesclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 #litsyclassics

REPollock I loved this book! 2y
TrishB One of my favs 👍🏻 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I still need to read this. 2y
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rubyslippersreads Great pick, and one of my favorite books. 😊 2y
arubabookwoman I‘m working my way through my TBR by year of publication. I‘m on 1951, and since this was originally published in 1951, I will be reading it soon. 😊 2y
batsy @REPollock @TrishB @rubyslippersreads It's such a satisfying read ❤️ 2y
batsy @arubabookwoman Nice! I hope you like it :) 2y
LeahBergen A fave! ❤️❤️ 2y
Centique This is coming up on my TBR. Super excited! 2y
Aimeesue One of my favorites. ❤️ 2y
batsy @Centique I hope you enjoy! @Aimeesue It's so good :) 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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TrishB Great pick and I love your cover 👍🏻 2y
CarolynM Such a wonderful book and such a fabulous cover😍😍😍 2y
Melissa_J Love this one! 2y
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GripLitGrl Great photo & that cover😍😍 2y
batsy Love this!! Very cool cover. 2y
LeahBergen Yes! 😍😍 2y
Linsy Love this so much!! 💖 2y
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Captivatedbybooks
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@LeslieO i got it!!! Ooo cant wait to read this one sounds interesting! #mysterybookswap how pretty is that card? Let me know when you wanna read that book, im easy peasy!

LeslieO So glad! Sorry so late. The card matches your nail color! 2y
LeslieO I'm ready to read the Good Morher whenever you are. It will be my first Litsy buddy read! Are there any rules? 2y
LeslieO Oops! The Other Mother I mean. 2y
LeslieO Oops again! I keep making comments without tagging people. I'm ready for a buddy read whenever you are @captivatedbybooks 2y
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CarolynM
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#MarchMadness #ShortMystery

They don't come much shorter and they certainly don't come any better than this

batsy So good 💙 2y
LeahBergen I love this one. ❤️ 2y
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Dragon
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#marchinbooks my favourite book #under200pages is part detective story part historical analysis, and the reason I think Richard the Third is the most misunderstood king of England. My copy of the tagged book clocks in at 189 pages.

rubyslippersreads Great photo of one of my favorite books! ❤️👑 2y
Dragon Thanks @rubyslippersreads this book is my favourite reread 💙 2y
Melissa_J Great book! 2y
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Dragon Thanks @Melissa_J 👍😀🐉 2y
Andrew65 Loved this! 2y
batsy Love this book! 2y
CarolynM I love all of Josephine Tey's books and this is my favourite. Hooray for Richard III! Boo Thomas More! 2y
Centique This is on my TBR for this year. Looking forward to it more now! 2y
Dragon Thanks @Andrew65 @batsy me too! Love 💕 this book. 🐉 2y
Dragon Thanks @Centique I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It‘s a fusion of great genres mystery/historical 2y
Dragon Thanks @CarolynM I‘m ashamed to say this is the only Josephine Tey book I‘ve read. I really should read another. 😀🐉 2y
Andrew65 @Dragon This is the only one I‘ve read in the series and really need to get to the others! (edited) 2y
Dragon Thanks @Andrew65 I‘m going to have to Google her other books. 😀🐉 2y
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lycomayflower
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Pickpick

Interesting, entertaining, and sometimes delightful story of a laid-up detective investigating the mystery of the Princes in the Tower through historical research from his hospital bed.

VioletBramble This is my favorite Tey. 2y
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lycomayflower
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First up, in my long weekend o' reading, at the urging of Mims

rubyslippersreads One of my favorites! ❤️👑 2y
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brennahawleycraig
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In a bit of a reading rut, so I defaulted back to my genre of choice right now: mystery. Found this bookmark midway through and I can‘t help but agree! 😂

398.2 😂 2y
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LadyGothic
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Not really my favorite book to be honest. I had to keep stopping so much that it made my head hurt to even read it honestly.

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LadyGothic
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I'm currently reading this and it is the first mystery book I'm reading

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LeahBergen
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@Librarybelle is celebrating her #Thankful40K litfluence with a giveaway and has asked us to show her our favourite mystery.

A hospitalized, bed-ridden inspector sets out to discover the truth about Richard III and the murdered “Princes in the Tower”. I read this years and years ago and think it might be time for a reread!

Congrats, @Librarybelle ! 🎉🎉🎉

And thanks again to @rubyslippersreads for this amazing bookmark. ❤️

Melissa_J Great pick! And I looove the bookmark 😍 2y
Libby1 Perfect bookmark for that book. Have you read any non-fiction about R3? I really enjoyed The King‘s Grace, about the search for his remains. Oddly, Philippa Langley isn‘t listed as author here on the listing. 2y
TheKidUpstairs Oooh, that sounds good! Stacked! 2y
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mabell I just found this one secondhand a couple of weeks ago! It had been on my TBR courtesy of Litsy 😆 2y
Librarybelle Thank you! Josephine Tey is good! I have to remember which one of hers I read... 2y
batsy Great pick, this book is so good! And that bookmark! 2y
rubyslippersreads You're very welcome. He goes perfectly with that book. 😄 2y
Centique This is on my TBR for next year 😊 2y
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AtomCornett
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The real daughter of time? Boredom. Holy crap, the guy in the hospital knows NOTHING about my suffering and what I had to go through while reading this. Get a life, loser, and find a better book.

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Pam.Kokomo
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Pickpick

Man, my brain is fried keeping up with all the characters and pieces of "investigation," but so good! This was fun coming on the heals of studying this time period with my daughter in 8th grade this spring.

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mrsmarch
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IT'S TIME. I've been in the car all day. My four year old has screamed the whole final hour home from Maine. I need this. And wine. @haileyhugsbooks @BookishMarginalia #secretsantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

Smangela Oh boy that makes for a intense car-ride ❤️ 3y
mrsmarch @Smangela She was upset we weren't home yet. Like, I feel you girl, and I can tune you out but your father can't so puhleeeeez stop. 3y
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AnneCecilie
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Seems I only have spines with #stripes

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rubyslippersreads
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One of my favorite books, on sale for Kindle today. #kindledeals #Ricardian

Bklover Looks good! 3y
Dragon Very good combination of detective/historical novel, one of my all time favourite reads 👍 3y
hlgreenfield Love this novel! 3y
kspenmoll ❤️😍 3y
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CarolinaCarter
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Watching #TheWhitePrincess has got me on a #WaroftheRoses kick. Re-reading this old favorite.

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rubyslippersreads
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This is definitely a #blameitonlitsy--a Folio edition of one of my favorite books. I think I have the #foliofreaks to blame for this and the fact that three more #foliosociety books are on their way to me. #royals #lyricalapril

Cinfhen Beautiful edition and gorgeous photo 💖 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon WooHoo! Peer pressure! Beautiful photo 😍 3y
LeahBergen Oops, sorry! 😉 This is a beautiful edition (and I love this book, too). 3y
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Moray_Reads Lovely! Folio Society should be classed as a controlled substance (I have about 60!) 3y
rubyslippersreads @Moray_Reads At least they don't have any calories. 😂 3y
Moray_Reads @rubyslippersreads thank God for small mercies! 😉 3y
Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads maybe we need a Folio freaks anonymous meeting 😉 3y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja there must be more of us out there! 3y
Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads definitely! I keep being surprised by how many of us there are! 3y
LeahBergen @Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads I'm surprised, too! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Moray_Reads 60?! Oh, my. I think you may be our monarch. @Kalalalatja 3y
rubyslippersreads @Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads That assumes we want to be cured. 😄 3y
Moray_Reads @elkeo 😂 I'm happy to accept any crowns going 👑👑 They might help me bolster my bank account! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I think (and love) that we have a support group here that will encourage us, not an AA situation to 'cure' us. Clearly we don't want a life without Folios! 3y
Kalalalatja @elkeo @rubyslippersreads true, support group is a more accurate description! 👍 3y
Dragon Lovely 💚 3y
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SaraFair
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DNF! So much English history in here, but I just couldn't wrap my mind around it all. Too many Richards and Edwards! I need to take European history again and just try later. Bummer. Don't like to give up!

TrishB Ahh....this is a great little book if you can get your head around everyone having the same name! 3y
SaraFair @TrishB - I guess I need to read some non fiction on Richard III, and then I can weave that one back in? Lol 3y
DivineDiana This was not an enjoyable read for me as well! But, I persisted and was glad that I did. It felt educational! 3y
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Marchpane
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Pickpick

1951: Confined to hospital bed, an injured detective becomes fascinated by a portrait of Richard III and decides to solve the case of the Princes in the Tower in his down time. (In pre-Internet times, he does his research using books!)

Wonder what Inspector Grant would make of the recent forensic facial reconstruction (top left) of the King in the Carpark?

I enjoyed this and will seek out more books by Tey.

#192019challenge, published 1951.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Cool reconstructions! 3y
Wife Isn't it fascinating how his remains were found 👑 3y
rubyslippersreads One of my all-time favorite books! 3y
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batsy Love this book 3y
Marchpane @wife totally! And what that led to: dispelling myths about physical deformities, identifying the fatal battle wounds, some revealing DNA tests, they even mapped his genome! Science and history are cool 🤓 3y
Marchpane @rubyslippersreads @batsy I'm really glad I read it. This challenge has led me to some terrific books! 3y
HippieChickHomeschool Looks fascinating! 3y
Dragon One of my all time favourite books! 👍 3y
LeahBergen Great read. 👏🏻 3y
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Seshat
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LeahBergen Lovely photo! 3y
rubyslippersreads Absolutely gorgeous photo, and one of my favorite books. 3y
Seshat Thank you, @LeahBergen @CherylDeFranceschi and @rubyslippersreads It is one of my favorite books. 3y
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Marchpane
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This one's on my TBR, it's about a 1950s police officer's investigation into the alleged crimes of King Richard III. Did he kill the princes in the tower?

I'm thinking of reading it for my #192019challenge (it was published in 1951). Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

#readjanuary #royals

nandana This book is on my list because of Tana French (whose writing I LOVE) recommended it. 3y
B.Reader I read this one a while ago and remember it being great. Would definitely recommend! 3y
Marchpane @nandana that's a promising sign! @B.Reader terrific, that's good to hear! 3y
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Oblomov26 Fabulous book. A little loose with the facts at points, but a page turner which will make you feel a great injustice has been done 3y
LeahBergen I read this years ago and really enjoyed it. Much has been added to our knowledge of Richard III since its publication but it's still a great read. 3y
bookwrm526 I read it, I thought it was a little long but I really did enjoy it!! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm No, still on my TBR. Good to know others say it's good. 3y
Teresa3 Sounds interesting. Got to see the chamber in the tower of London where the princes were imprisoned last year. So sad. I'm adding this to my tbr pile 3y
GlitteryOtters Tagging @rubyslippersreads to see if she can give you some input on this--I remember her reviewing it a while back 3y
rubyslippersreads @GlitteryOtters I love this book, and have read it several times. It made me a Ricardian. 😊 3y
rubyslippersreads @nandana I'll have to move her books up on my TBR list just based on that. 😊 3y
Dragon Loved this book. I've read it more than once and totally changed my mind about Richard. This book gets a big thumbs up from moi 🐉 3y
zsuzsanna_reads I love everything by Josephine Tey. 3y
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Texreader Beautiful stack and they all look so good!! 3y
Seshat Thanks, @Texreader I am particularly fond of that edition of The Daughter of Time. It has "Truth" embrossed on the front. 3y
Texreader @Seshat That's sounds quite nice! You clearly have good taste in books. 3y
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Seshat Thanks, @Texreader , I like to think I do. ;) 3y
TrishB The book that started my love/obsession with Richard III 😀 3y
Foxyfictionista The Incarnations was wonderful! 3y
Seshat @TrishB , I actually had that one assigned in a history class. It was an instant favorite. :) 3y
Seshat @Foxyfictionista, I haven't read that one yet but it sounds great. 3y
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DivineDiana
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This was a Book Club choice and to be honest I did not "get lost" in the book. My takeaway was that it's not just the Internet that you can't always trust, but also your history books. A hospitalized Scotland Yard detective investigates through research the murder of the young nephews of Richard III. He determines that Richard in fact was innocent! This is considered one of the best mysteries ever written. Intelligent but not thrilling.

Suzze Our book group read it too, it think we all gave it the so-so rating. I think if I actually knew British history well, it would have been a much more meaningful read. I have had a couple of friends also say it is the best mystery ever. 3y
DivineDiana @Suzze A few of my group loved it, but most did not. One member of our group is British and she probably loathed it the most! Said she did not care about any of the characters! And found the elitism offensive. 3y
rubyslippersreads I guess I'm in the minority, because I love it. It's the book that made me a Ricardian. 😀 3y
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EloisaJames I really enjoyed it but couldn't figure out if the grasp of history was good enough, which made me feel dubious about it. I love her other mysteries. 3y
DivineDiana @rubyslippersreads I'm glad that I am now aware of the Ricardians! 👑 3y
DivineDiana @EloisaJames I'll have to try one of her other books! 3y
rubyslippersreads @DivineDiana A friend who did not like Daughter of Time highly recommends 3y
DivineDiana @rubyslippersreads Thank you! Added to my TBR! 😀 3y
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DivineDiana
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Starting a new book. Must finish for one of my Book Clubs for this Tuesday!

TrishB This started my Richard III obsession! 3y
DivineDiana @TrishB Oh my! Sounds like I have a lot to look forward to! 😀 3y
manifestsanity I read that in high school for the Shakespeare unit in my British literature class. Cute book. 3y
DivineDiana @manifestsanity Interesting! I'm looking forward to learning more about Richard III. 3y
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nerdybookgirl
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just finished my first #readathon book! this was a terrific historical mystery. it would be great in a library info lit class to teach about research, critical thinking, and bias.

SusaninTX So glad you enjoyed it! 3y
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nerdybookgirl
The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
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#readathon go time!

Libby1 I read this recently. It would be good to know what you think about it when you've finished it. 3y
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rubyslippersreads
The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
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Not a mystery in the traditional sense, but a fascinating novel about one of history's greatest mysteries. (And the book that made me a #Ricardian.) #funfridayphoto

LeahBergen Love this one! 3y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Why am I not surprised? 😄 3y
LeahBergen Haha!! 3y
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missjenniferlowe I really enjoyed the audio of this! 3y
rubyslippersreads @missjenniferlowe I'll have to try that. 😀 3y
Dragon Super book. I like to reread it every few years . 3y
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The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey

Grant had dealt too long with the human intelligence to accept as truth someone's report of someone's report of what that someone remembered to have seen or been told.

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Seshat
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I love the cover of my hardcover of Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time. It is one of my favorite books that isn't fantasy/sci-fi. It will make you think about how "history" is made by the victors.

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Dragon
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This is one of my #favenonfiction books. The book opens with a bored policeman stuck in the hospital. From there Josephine Tey presents her theory about Richard the Third and his missing nephews. This is an interesting historical puzzle #recommendsday

rubyslippersreads One of my all-time favorite books, and the one that made me a Ricardian. 3y
Dragon Mine too @rubyslippersreads I bet you were as excited as I was when Richard's remains were found 3y
SusanInTiburon Love! Everything by Josephine Tey is worth reading. (There are only six or seven under that name; she also wrote under one or two other names.) 3y
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Dragon Thanks @SusanInTiburon I haven't read any other books by her , I'll have to look into reading more 3y
ValerieAndBooks I love this one and Brat Farrar the most of her books! It's been a long time since I read her though. 3y
Dragon Thanks @ValerieAndBooks I'll have to read Brat Farrar 3y
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I picked up my first Josephine Tey, Brat Farrar, in my teens due to a TV adaptation. I then worked through her other novels. This one, where a 1950s police detective stuck in hospital investigates whether Richard III had his nephews killed, has stayed with me. It's of its time, but I reread it after they found Richard's bones in a carpark, and was as enthralled as ever. Bio: http://www.josephinetey.net #recommendsday #wonderwomanwednesday

LeahBergen I loved this one! 3y
TrishB Started my love of RIII many years ago! 3y
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Wendirella
The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
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Went to a girl's craft beer event last night and came home with a stack of books. My husband and I have this joke that every time I see a used copy of Twilight, I bring it home to him. He was thrilled! 😂

BookBabe Care Bear! 😀💙 4y
Wendirella It was my Grandma's @BookBabe and my daughter has a Wish Bear mug also that was mine at her age! 4y
MrBook 😂👍🏻 4y
SusanInTiburon The Daughter of Time is so good, too! No other detective story is really like it. 4y
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KimHM
The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
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I'm looking for a summer read, something smart, engaging, absorbing. Any suggestions?

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Imagineannie
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Written in 1951 by British mystery writer Josephine Tey, this short novel is both mystery and a history lesson. A detective is trapped in a hospital bed after an injury, and decides to unravel the truth about the much-vilified Richard III. Hint: Shakespeare made stuff up.

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