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The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
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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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dabbe
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#12Daysof2022 Thanks for organizing this, @Andrew65!

LeahBergen I loved this one. 👍 2mo
TheBookHippie I loved this book. 2mo
Aimeesue Great read! 💯 2mo
Andrew65 I love this book and it has become a real classic. Thanks for playing along, it has been a great way to review the Reading year. 2mo
kspenmoll Great book! 2mo
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dabbe
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According to the Crime Writer's Association, this is the NUMBER ONE CRIME BOOK of all time. Quite a feat, huh? A fascinating read with loads of history on the War of the Roses. I've never read a mystery where the “detective“ tries to solve a 400+ year-old mystery as to whether or not Richard III was responsible for having his two nephews killed. Lots of rabbit-holing on this one, which I loved! Might have to read more about Mr. Alan Grant.

Ruthiella This is still my favorite Tey mystery. 👍 3mo
Chrissyreadit I really enjoyed this mystery. 3mo
dabbe @Ruthiella Should I read more or just stop with the best one? 😄 3mo
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dabbe @Chrissyreadit Me, too! I love a book that makes me have to look things up! I somehow feel smarter! 😃 3mo
Ruthiella @dabbe Oh, definitely read her other books! Unlike Christie or Sayers, etc. many of her mysteries are very different in style. 3mo
jlhammar I loved this one, but haven‘t tried her others yet. I have Miss Pym Disposes so hope to get to that soon. 3mo
dabbe @Ruthiella I will, and thanks for the insight! 3mo
dabbe @jlhammar That's the other one I heard was “almost“ as good as DAUGHTER. Will add that to my TBR list; thanks! 3mo
dabbe @Chrissyreadit I did, too! Do you also love having to research things sometimes? 3mo
Chrissyreadit @dabbe yes! I constantly follow rabbit holes 3mo
bthegood I'm sold - it is stacked - thank you for the review - I had never heard of this book - love Litsy for that - 🙂 3mo
dabbe @bthegood Neither had I! What's interesting is the detective is holed up in a hospital, recovering from a broken leg (channeling Rear Window, maybe?), and he tries to solve this mystery from his hospital bed with the help of a researcher (way before the Internet, of course). Fascinating! And yes, I think my TBR list has grown SUBSTANTIALLY thanks to Litsy! 😂 3mo
bthegood @dabbe 😂 (edited) 3mo
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DGRachel
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@Mitch My dear, dear friend. Thank you so much. Your timing is absolutely impeccable and I‘m crying as I type this, after reading your letter. I can‘t fully express how much your friendship means to me. 💖 (P.S. I hope your hand didn‘t hurt for days after writing this!!!)

rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books! 3mo
AmyG 💗 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Mitch You‘re most welcome dear friend. So happy to have connected when you needed it most xxxx 3mo
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Mitch
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Like nothing I‘ve ever read, which, as a seasoned reader, is at once off putting and refreshing! I loved watching the research unfold, the questions asked the theories put forward. It felt like being in a room with a passionate historian following the breadcrumb trail of evidence. Really enjoyed the journey!

Itchyfeetreader You‘ve sold me! 4mo
CarolynM I‘m still not sure how I can have been so riveted by a book in which nothing actually happens🤣 I‘ve enjoyed all Josephine Tey‘s books, but this one is the best. 4mo
AlaMich @CarolynM Some of my favorite books have plots where nothing actually happens! 😊 4mo
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Deblovestoread We just watched the Lucy Worsley Investigates episode about this. Stacked! 4mo
Mitch @CarolynM it took me a while to settle in and accept that! 🤣 4mo
Mitch @Deblovestoread cool - I must search that out! 4mo
Dragon One of my favourite mystery novels 💚🐉 4mo
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Mitch
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Starting this gem today. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼☹️

merelybookish That's a fun one! Read it last December. 4mo
Chrissyreadit 😍 4mo
Ruthiella My favorite Tey! 😃 4mo
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DGRachel This one has been on my TBR for almost a decade. 😳 Looking forward to your review! 4mo
LeahBergen 👏👏👏 4mo
TheEllieMo I love this book. I credit it with persuading me to join #TeamRichardIII 4mo
CarolynM So good! @TheEllieMo Me too🙂 (edited) 4mo
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Mitch
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Two things came in the post today - this fab book I‘ve been eyeing for ages and the seasonal movie magazine - and there‘s a theme emerging! Guess ill be doing a movie and book themed weekend in the not too distant future!

Chrissyreadit That‘s an awesome coincidence ❤️ 5mo
jlhammar How perfect! I just watched the trailer for that film and it looks great. Hope you enjoy the Tey as much as I did! 5mo
CarolynM DoT is one of my favourite books, it made me think very differently about Richard III and Thomas More! 5mo
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Mitch
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Thank you @Chrissyreadit for a PERFECT package of loveliness. A fabulous book which I‘ve wanted to read for a while , some very classy socks with a gorgeous snuggly feel, the perfect reading snack to go with my Dr P and some very cool candle craft. You know me well. I love it all ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘 5mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘 5mo
Injeanious This is so nice! 5mo
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Brona
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I wish I could remember who recommended this little gem to me so I could thank them profusely!!!

EvieBee I seriously need to read this one. It‘s been on my shelf for over 15 years and highly recommended by so many friends. 12mo
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Susanita
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I finished this book at 1:59 for a 2:00 book club discussion! It‘s about a Scotland Yard detective who‘s convalescing from a broken leg and quite bored in hospital, so with some prompting from a friend starts to look into the “real” story of Richard III and his hapless nephews. Interesting that exactly three years ago I went to see the play!

I enjoyed the book, especially the narration by Derek Jacobi, although the American accent wavered a bit.

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TheBookHippie
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Thanks for this recommendation @rubyslippersreads and @Andrew65 ! Short intriguing wonderful read!

Andrew65 Glad to hear you enjoyed it 😍 1y
CarolynM Love this book❤ All Josephine Tey's books are goodbye this is my favourite. 14mo
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Bklover
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Finished the first book from my #tbrdeckofcards and it was interesting, although I think I may have had my expectations a bit high. Not sure I‘d consider it one of the best mysteries of all time, but it was definitely a very interesting look at Richard III.

Ruthiella I wouldn‘t call it one of the best of all time either, but I liked how it was “solved” from his hospital bed and it also made me rethink Richard III‘s reputation and if it was justified. 😀 1y
CarolynM 1y
Clwojick Wayto go!! 1y
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jlhammar
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Thoroughly enjoyed this much-lauded historical mystery. So glad I finally read it!

Jess_Read_This Kind of timely but did you hear the latest theory on Richard III? That he didn‘t send the boys to the tower but to Devon. It‘s a fascinating one based on the clues found in a church there! https://royalcentral.co.uk/features/new-theory-suggests-richard-iii-saved-the-bo... 1y
CarolynM Love this book❤ 1y
jlhammar @Jess_Read_This Thanks for the article! So interesting. 1y
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merelybookish
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Finished tagged book today -- which I thoroughly enjoyed -- for Hercule Poirot/Golden Age mystery prompt.
Next up the The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan for Tommy & Tuppence prompt and a bingo. 🙂
#CloakandDaggerChristmas

LeahBergen I loved the tagged book when I read it years ago and need to read more Tey soon. 1y
RaeLovesToRead Woo!🥳 1y
merelybookish @LeahBergen It was great! Such a fun twist on a mystery novel! 1y
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Ruthiella Well done! 😃 1y
kspenmoll What a fun bingo game!!! 1y
batsy Nice! Glad you enjoyed the Tey. I'm moving on to the Tommy & Tuppence prompt today too (The Thin Man :) 1y
merelybookish @Ruthiella Thanks! I should have another done soon. 1y
merelybookish @kspenmoll It's an Instagram mystery reading challenge for December. I decided to do it on a whim and it is fun! 1y
merelybookish @batsy I'm curious to read more. Her writing was beautiful! 1y
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BarbaraJean
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This is far from a traditional mystery, with its lack of a body, a murder weapon, or the usual parade of suspects & alibis. Rather, it‘s a historical mystery solved years after the fact. I was struck by its critique of our unwillingness to question long-established beliefs. It‘s a surprisingly timely reflection on accepted wisdom, new information, and challenged biases; a cautionary tale against entrenched conclusions based on tenuous evidence.

BarbaraJean @TheAromaofBooks This is my #BookSpin for August! 1y
CarolynM ❤️ One of my favourite books. 1y
LeahBergen What @CarolynM said! 👍 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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BarbaraJean
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“It‘s an odd thing but when you tell someone the true facts of a mythical tale they are indignant not with the teller but with you. They don‘t want to have their ideas upset. It rouses some vague uneasiness in them, I think, and they resent it. So they reject it and refuse to think about it.”

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Goleemn
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I didn‘t think I would enjoy this book, but I learned a lot about the kings of England and Richard III. No action involved, but a thinking mystery and fairly short. The detective, Inspector Grant, is laid up in hospital with a broken leg when he gets a portrait of Richard III. Grant proceeds to tackle the case of Richard III‘s Tower murders of his nephews. It reminded me of a Lincoln Rhyme mystery: cerebral. Well-written.

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BarbaraJean
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#BookSpin day is one of my favorite days. I love planning out my reading for the month and scoping out a potential #BookSpinBingo, even if it usually gets derailed by impulse reads and library holds. 😆 Super excited about this month‘s BookSpin pick (tagged), and it‘s always nice when #DoubleSpin coincides with a book club pick—No Fixed Address for #MGBuddyRead. 🎉

Bklover I recently bought The Daughter of Time- I‘ll be interested to see what you think of it! 2y
megnews I‘ve had Inheritance on my tbr for so long. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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I bought this book years ago to use for homeschool history, and we skipped over it. After reading a litsy review I added it to my June #bookspin and just finished it. I will admit it was a very very very slow start- and I almost stopped at 50 pages. But I‘m glad I didn‘t. It ended up being a version of history I did not know and the pace picked up.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
MittenGirlPeach I loved this book! It was indeed a leisurely read, but so well written and interesting. 2y
Chrissyreadit @MittenGirlPeach I completely agree. 2y
Modiste A lovely book, but definitely not my favorite from Tey. Brat Farrar is my favorite so far. I only recently discovered this author - where has she been all my life?! 2y
Chrissyreadit @Modiste thanks! I stacked Brat Farrar. (edited) 2y
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MsMelissa
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I had a banner week for #bookmail but the newest edition to my small Folio Society collection is my favourite 😊.

Oh, and upon discovering FS has a James Bond collection, my husband has decided to join the FS fan club 👍🏻

Cc @LeahBergen

Ruthiella Beautiful editions😍! Great too that your husband is on board too. (edited) 2y
BookishMarginalia How lovely! 2y
LeahBergen Ooo! I love the illustrations in these Tey editions! I have a couple but I still need this one and Miss Pym Disposes. 2y
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batsy Oooh 😍 2y
MsMelissa @LeahBergen I‘ve already got two other Tey books in my FS basket. Daughter of Time is actually the only one I‘ve read. 2y
KVanRead 😍that‘s gorgeous! 2y
rubyslippersreads I have the old Folio version, but I absolutely 💙 this one too. 😍 2y
MsMelissa @rubyslippersreads I have to make sure I buy the rest of this set! 2y
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IReadThereforeIBlog
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The 5th book in Josephine Tey‘s ALAN GRANT SERIES is a clever look at the murder of the Princes in the Tower, using a mix of fiction and historical record and a detective‘s acumen to try and work out whether Richard was guilty or framed. I had not read the previous books but this works as a standalone novel given its focus on the history and while Tey makes clear where her sympathies lie, she nonetheless builds a compelling case that I enjoyed.

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I really enjoyed this short novel that combines history, the English royal family and a crime investigation.
Inspector Grant investigates King Richard 111. Did he murder the Princes in the Tower? Is he a villain or was it the first case of fake news🤔
I learnt lots reading this...googling additional information..I will look out for other books by this clever author 💕#historicalfiction #crime

CarolynM I love this book so much. It's the reason I quietly cheered Thomas More's demise when I read Wolf Hall. Josephine Tey is an amazing writer. All her books are great. I think my second favourite is 2y
batsy She is a clever author, isn't she? 👏🏽 I enjoyed this a lot! 2y
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Freespirit Hi @CarolynM thank you for the recommendations. I really enjoyed this book. I will be looking out for more of her books. Hope all is well with you. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas xxx 2y
CarolynM Thanks Sally, you too😘 2y
Freespirit @batsy she is clever..definitely someone I would like to read more of! 2y
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This is probably one of my favourite books. I‘m definite #TeamRichard

#TimeOrTiming #SeptemberSenses @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
CarolynM Yes, love this book. Team Richard all the way. I really enjoyed Thomas More's downfall in Wolf Hall😆 (edited) 3y
TheEllieMo @CarolynM that‘s a book I must read. I need to move it further up my TBR 3y
rubyslippersreads This is the book that made me a #Ricardian. 👑 2y
dabbe I'm now #teamrichard, too! (edited) 3mo
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Smarkies
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Inspector Alan Grant is laid up in bed due to an injury. He puts his mind to use in deducing the “mystery“ of the murder of Richard III's nephews.
This was an interesting one for me as my knowledge of British history was enhanced by this read.

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Inspector Alan Grant is holed up in a hospital ward going out of his mind with boredom when a friend brings photographs to keep his enquiring mind busy. Among them is a photograph of Richard III, this sparks an interest in the rumour he murdered his nephews.
An interesting tale of the Plantagenets rule with loads of historical details. One thing I took away from the novel was both the story, place and concept of ‘Tonypandy‘. This was a quick read.

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MittenGirlPeach
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A terrific historical mystery. Hint: Richard was assuredly *not,* in fact, a monster. (This isn‘t really news, but as the book sets out in very amusing fashion, our history books and monuments often have very little in common with the truth). 80 minutes into my #24b4Monday!

Andrew65 I love coming this book. 👏👏👏 3y
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TheEllieMo
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A hospitalised detective looks at the available evidence to decide if Richard III really did have #DarkIntentions towards his nephews, or was the victim of an early example of fake news from the Tudors. Personally, I‘m #TeamRichardIII

#AcrossApril @Eggs

KathyWheeler I loved this book! 3y
Eggs Well done!! 3y
CarolynM One of my favourite books. Team Richard III all the way. That's one of the reasons I loved Wolf Hall😂 3y
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MittenGirlPeach
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What a lame reading week it‘s been here in the Irish Hills of Michigan! Still working on the Tey, but it‘s been in fits and starts. A new reading challenge is just what I need. Eddy Charcoal is wondering where Spring is.

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MittenGirlPeach
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Haven‘t read as much this week as normal, but today is a good day to make up for it. Grey and low 50s here; a light rain falling.

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MittenGirlPeach
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Loving this book. Can‘t believe I hadn‘t read it before. History, crime, the British royal family . . . and our snow is gone! A lovely evening, albeit pretty chilly.

BarbaraBB Beautiful pic 3y
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MittenGirlPeach
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Books and tea on the agenda this afternoon. Hope everyone is having a safe and healthy Saturday!

TheSpineView Wow! Look at all that snow!😱 3y
MittenGirlPeach @TheSpineView it was a fair amount! It was gone by this afternoon though. We might be done until Fall now! 3y
TheSpineView @MittenGirlPeach Love snow... in the winter. I'll see about getting you some warm weather. 🌞 3y
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MittenGirlPeach
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New books arrived in the post this week from my favorite indie bookstore. Hooray! I‘m up early (for me) as Mark is off on an early morning grocery shop. (Into the breach, dear shopper). Heat is cranked, coffee is strong, snow is falling. April in Michigan. Only one book down on my #EasterReadathon. Busy reading day ahead!

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jenniferw88
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An interesting read, but probably best to start from the beginning of the series (this is #5). 4 🌟

4th physical book for #MarchUnshelfing @Clwojick
#historicalmystery #jennyis30
#t #litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia

CarolynM This one is a favourite of mine🙂 3y
mabell I didn‘t realize this was a series! 3y
Clwojick Woo hoo! 3y
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LindseysLibrary303
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Thank you @ferskner for another great recommendation! Can‘t wait to get started on this one 🕵️‍♂️

#wellreadpodcast #mysterynovels #tbr

ferskner Woohoo! I'm sorry I missed this post! 3y
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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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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 🎃♥️🎃 3y
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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 ? 4y
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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. 🙂 4y
Tamra @Bookwomble I believe you are right - the MC spends a lot of time emphasizing the need to examine primary sources. 4y
rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books! 👑 4y
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TrishB It‘s pretty accurate for info available at the time. A plausible defence. I‘m mildly obsessed with Richard 😁 4y
Tamra @TrishB 👍🏾 I had no idea there was a controversy. What cut-throat politics! 4y
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 4y
Tamra @TrishB I like the blurb, thanks! 4y
Tamra @TrishB I just purchased the Kindle version given it‘s such a chunkster! (edited) 4y
TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 I hope you love it as much as I do 😁 4y
MallenNC I really enjoyed this one when I read it a few years ago. 4y
TheEllieMo I loved this book! Possibly because I‘m #TeamRichard! 4y
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! 4y
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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. 4y
LeahBergen I loved it. 😆 4y
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 4y
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) 4y
BarbaraBB I recently read it too and felt the same. Boring! 4y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Dragon Absolutely love 💕 Daughter of Time! 4y
Booksnchill Daughter of time an all time favorite👍 4y
Well-ReadNeck @Booksnchill Yay! Glad to hear it. I‘m reading that one for book club. 4y
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lele1432 I'm glad I saw this post! Love Thy Neighbor sounds fantastic! 4y
Well-ReadNeck @lele1432 I started it last night. It‘s fabulous so far. 4y
lele1432 @Well-ReadNeck good to know! 4y
CarolynM Another fan of Daughter of time here🙂 4y
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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! 5y
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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 5y
SilversReviews Pretty photo. 5y
TrishB I loved this book 💕 5y
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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! 5y
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.) 5y
saresmoore 😆 5y
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LeahBergen What!!?? I‘m green with envy! 😍😍 I love this book. 5y
arubabookwoman Beautiful edition of an excellent book (I just read it this week). For more on Richard III I also liked #TheSunneInSplendour. 5y
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 😊 5y
Bookwomble @arubabookwoman The illustrations look particularly good in thus edition. 5y
Bookwomble @arubabookwoman What did you think of A Daughter out Time, Deborah? 5y
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) 5y
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. 5y
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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? 5y
BarbaraBB Too bad you couldn‘t read 😉 5y
BarbaraBB And I have been meaning to ask you, are you from Aruba? 5y
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Cinfhen Safe travels...not a fan of cross continental flights or being squished in those seats 😣 5y
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. 5y
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! 5y
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. 5y
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) 5y
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Librarybelle
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Classic detective novel. #time #maylovesclassics

CarolynM Such a good book! 5y
Librarybelle @CarolynM I read this awhile ago and really liked it! 5y
Sarah83 Never read any of her. 😱 5y
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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! 5y
TrishB One of my favs 👍🏻 5y
erzascarletbookgasm I still need to read this. 5y
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rubyslippersreads Great pick, and one of my favorite books. 😊 5y
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. 😊 5y
batsy @REPollock @TrishB @rubyslippersreads It's such a satisfying read ❤️ 5y
batsy @arubabookwoman Nice! I hope you like it :) 5y
LeahBergen A fave! ❤️❤️ 5y
Centique This is coming up on my TBR. Super excited! 5y
Aimeesue One of my favorites. ❤️ 5y
batsy @Centique I hope you enjoy! @Aimeesue It's so good :) 5y
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TrishB Great pick and I love your cover 👍🏻 5y
CarolynM Such a wonderful book and such a fabulous cover😍😍😍 5y
Melissa_J Love this one! 5y
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GripLitGrl Great photo & that cover😍😍 5y
batsy Love this!! Very cool cover. 5y
LeahBergen Yes! 😍😍 5y
Linsy Love this so much!! 💖 5y
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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! 5y
LeslieO I'm ready to read the Good Morher whenever you are. It will be my first Litsy buddy read! Are there any rules? 5y
LeslieO Oops! The Other Mother I mean. 5y
LeslieO Oops again! I keep making comments without tagging people. I'm ready for a buddy read whenever you are @captivatedbybooks 5y
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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 💙 5y
LeahBergen I love this one. ❤️ 5y
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