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The Daughter of Time
by Josephine Tey

Published: 1995
Paperback : 206 pages
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In one of Tey's bestselling mystery novels ever, Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III. Could such a sensitive face actually belong to one of history's most heinous villains--a king who killed his brother's children to secure his crown? Grant determines to find...
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In one of Tey's bestselling mystery novels ever, Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III. Could such a sensitive face actually belong to one of history's most heinous villains--a king who killed his brother's children to secure his crown? Grant determines to find out once and for all what kind of man Richard was and who in fact killed the princes in the tower.

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The deaths of the Princes in the Tower may be the ultimate "cold case file.' How do you think the mid-20th century Grant's investigation resembles or differs from the approach a 21st century detective might take to a "cold" homicide case?
What do we learn about Grant as a character from his reactions in the opening chapter to the various books his friends have brought by, and to the historical figures he discusses with his friend, Marta?
From a historian's perspective, do you think Tey has "played fair" with the historical information?
by RachelP (see profile) 07/05/11

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  "The Daughter of Time"by RachelP (see profile) 07/05/11

As a person with a history degree, I found this book to be so interesting that I count it as one of those books that changed my outlook on life.

 
  "Who really killed the princes in the tower"by Catkee (see profile) 07/19/07

Inspector Grant is hospitalized and bored. His friend, actress Marta Hallard, brings him pictures of famous faces to study. He becomes intrigued by the picture of Richard 111 and begins to read all he... (read more)

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