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  • Title: The Daughter of Time
  • Author: Josephine Tey
  • ISBN: 9780684803869
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 tower.
    The Daughter of Time 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 cro

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    1. 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.

    2. This day was our good King Richard piteously slain and murdered to the great heaviness of this city.If 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 territory image error d when I first started to be interested in learning who all the players were I felt like Karen Hill at her wedding when Paulie Cicero was introducing her to The Family This is cousin Paulie, and my nephew Petie, my niece Marie [...]

    3. In 1951, Josephine Tey wrote her 5th novel in the Inspector Grant series In 1990, this mystery novel was named the greatest mystery novel of all time by the British Crime Writers Association After reading it, I can definitely see why.For one thing, during the entire novel, Inspector Alan Grant is confined to bed with a broken leg and a strained back He is an inspector for Scotland Yard an active man, relying on his brains and his brawn to help him solve cases He also studies faces and uses his i [...]

    4. 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 Ins [...]

    5. Rating 4.5 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 tower.My Review Many s the Golden Age mystery that, viewed by modern eyes and filtered through epithet intolerant lenses, doesn t hold up well This novel, published in 1951, not [...]

    6. The title threw me a little, but this turned out to be an interesting and entertaining mystery about the murder of the two Princes in the Tower No one knows what really happened, but popular belief is that their uncle, Richard III, had them killed to clear his way to become King of England Josephine Tey and her two main characters, Alan Grant and Brent Carradine, take a forensic, Scotland Yard approach to the crime, and come up with the conclusion that most of the history books are wrong I ve re [...]

    7. Sin, death, and hell have set their marks on him,And 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 Shakespeare s play, he is known as a remorseless usurper who murdered his young nephews, the princes in the tower, so that he could become King He was King for less than two years, but he remains one of the memorable characters from British history This is not an open and shut case [...]

    8. 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 tone.The 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 murde [...]

    9. 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, with the help of the ridiculously over dressed Grace Kelly Alan Grant, in Tey s novel, similarly wounded in the line of duty, is an actual detective inspector, fr [...]

    10. 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 Grant gave up History was something that he would never understand The values of historians differed so radically from any values with which he was acquainted that he could never [...]

    11. 4.5 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 A modern detective investigates on Richard III and the murder of the Princes in the Tower I swear, sometimes it s like there are books written for you and you alone But since I am a generous person, you must can read it too.

    12. OK, after reading To the Tower Born, I got really hooked on the Richard III thing and about him maybe being a murderer or maybe not So I read this book Daughter of Time, which went about attempting to prove Richard III s innocence in one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in history Did he really murder his nephews in the Tower of London because they were a threat to his throne Or has history painted a false picture of Richard III This book takes a different angle and offers another villain t [...]

    13. The Daughter of Time is an unlikely detective story It s the story of a police inspector who, whilst laid up in bed because of a leg injury, is presented with a portrait of England s King Richard III reigned 1483 1485 and comes to the conclusion that a man so genteel looking couldn t possibly be the ruthless murderer Shakespeare made him out to be, because villains don t suffer, and that face is full of the most dreadful pain judge for yourself here So with a little help from the nurses and the [...]

    14. Read this but in light of recent events in Leicester I feel like reading this again.For those who don t know recently archaeologists have been digging up a car park in Leicester in the hopes of finding Richard III Heard today that they ve found a skeleton in a medieval grave, with a curvature of the spine, a head injury and an arrow head in between two of the vertebrae The skeleton was also found where records said he was buried in the choir of the church Now the debate is on as to where the rem [...]

    15. Who dunneth it Did Richard III really order his young nephews killed in the Tower of London, or was he unjustly implicated as part of a massive smear campaign If you re Alan Grant, the recuperating Inspector from Scotland Yard, the answer becomes increasingly clear Grant took the case to begin with because he was bored and bed ridden and couldn t chase live, motile bad guys He became interested in Richard based on a random set of pictures a lady friend gave him in the hospital In perhaps the onl [...]

    16. Once upon a time, in deepest darkest 2012, I was fortunate enough to be a law student at the University of Edinburgh, at just about the time when people were starting to make the big noises about whether a referendum on Scottish independence would be feasible There was a debate on between a member of the department, and quite an eminent constitutional lawyer of whom I have long been in an intellectual sort of awe, so I went along.The topic of the debate was whether, if the Scottish Parliament we [...]

    17. When the legend becomes truth, print the legend The Man Who Shot Liberty ValenceI once commented, to one of my college history classes, that there are a number of basic ideas about history that everybody knows but that unfortunately what everybody knows often turns out to be a bunch of handed down hooey History may also consist of deliberate lies invented to smear one s political opposition The idea that King Richard III of England 1483 85 callously murdered his two nephews, the famous little pr [...]

    18. This book had the potential to really engage me it deals with Richard III and all the various permutations of the Yorkist, Lancastrian and Tudor factions in late medieval England, and it s not badly written at all Unfortunately, there were so many little things in it which frustrated me that I was completely soured to the author s argument that Richard III was innocent of the murder of the Princes in the Tower by the time I finished reading.Though there are elements of her arguments with which I [...]

    19. I first read this novel donkeys years ago in paper form This time, when reading it again as a buddy read with two lovely and talented GoodReads pals, Delee and Lisa, I utterly melted as I listened to the amazing Derek Jacobi s mellifluous voice as the narrator If you can get The Daughter of Time as an audiobook, be sure to do so I ve long loved this book so much that I even dragged my husband into joining this buddy read The Daughter of Time is the fourth installment of author Josephine Tey s In [...]

    20. 3.5 to be preciseThe idea of investigating a 400 years old murder is interesting However I would enjoyed it if I had a background knowledge of England during the 15th century Still it was curious enough to read The story revolves around inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, who s recovering in the hospital from a broken leg and who gets bored there His friend brings him a collection of face portraits Since Grant is interested in analyzing human faces to pass time, and he becomes interested in [...]

    21. While recovering from injuries suffered on the job, Inspector Alan Grant is searching for something to occupy his mind Having an affinity for faces, Grant is given a stack of portraits and photos of men and women to study After coming across a photo of historical villain Richard III, Grant recalls the murder of Richard s two young nephews and despite never being proven guilty of the crime, history has written him as a murderer With little to do, Grant becomes obsessed with examining the evidence [...]

    22. From a literary standpoint Eh From an academic standpoint, which was why I read the book in the first place Double eh.The prose is smooth and easy enough to follow, and the insertion of historical facts is presented in a fairly interesting way Much preferable over a textbook, definitely But the characterization Non existent Style Themes Nothing It s obvious that Tey just isn t a fiction author But that s okay, I was expecting that.However, from an academic viewing, the book falls short as well B [...]

    23. Also posted on my blog, with a little blather.Edison single handedly discovered electricity Paul Revere made a midnight ride to warn village folk that the British were approaching Of course, Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover America Richard III had his two young nephews killed off in the Tower of London These are some the sky is blue, grass is green basic truths of history.Well, the sky does, often, appear blue, and grass is, under certain conditions, green As for the rest [...]

    24. I want to give this book a higher rating based purely on the inventiveness of the plot a detective for Scotland Yard, immobilized in the hospital by an injury, decides to occupy himself with a historical mystery Cold Case, Hospital Edition, essentially The mystery he eventually lands on is one that everyone has at least a passing knowledge of Is Richard III the hunchbacked monster who stole his brother s throne and murdered his nephews, or was someone else responsible for the deaths of the infam [...]

    25. When I ve done book tours, so often people have come up to me and confided that they first became interested in Richard III after reading this book.

    26. As an American, I m fairly ignorant about the history and succession of the British monarchs, and while my ignorance definitely hampered my appreciation of this book, I think it had other problems Had it been historical fiction about the royals themselves, I would have related to them as characters and remembered which Richard, George, Edward, or Henry married which Elizabeth Had it been a straight history book in which the author presented a thesis as to why Richard III could not have killed hi [...]

    27. I have an extra copy of this edition of this novel if someone in the US would like it I ll be happy not only to give it to you, but to also pay postage Just leave a comment here it s yours What a delightful book This is maybe the third time I ve read it, but now with a better background in medieval history, and historical theory in general, it made a lot sense The standard view is that the young princes Edward and Richard, the sons of King Edward IV brother of Richard III were murdered by their [...]

    28. What if Richard III wasn t the vile monster most history books claim him to be Police inspector Alan Grant is jaded from his long hospital confinement on account of a broken leg, and takes up the suggestion of a friend to go over historical mystery to pass the time From a stack of given portraits he is inexplicably drawn to the face of Richard III, whom he thinks based on his claim of being a face reading expert looked rather too forlorn and in a dreadful pain to be a cold murderer With some out [...]

    29. I ve loved this book for years and when it came up in conversation recently I decided it was time to re re re read it Alan Grant, one of Tey s best character s is laid up in the hospital with a broken leg To assuage the prickles of boredom, Grant takes up the very cold case of Richard III hero or villain One of the best known of the literary defences of Richard, it is also just plain fun to read Grant and his research worker consider the case from a policeman s perspective making what could be h [...]

    30. Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority Francis BaconAlan Grant of Scotland Yard is lying in a hospital bed with a broken leg and dying of boredom His actress friend, Marta Hallard, suggests he look into some historical crimes and brings him several photos to spark his interest It seems Grant prides himself on being able to read character in faces and when he sees the portrait of King Richard III, supposedly one of the great villains of all English history, he sees someone conscientious, [...]

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