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A Life of Mystery: Josephine Tey

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Porteous' Service Room

589 Lanark Road

Juniper Green

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Jennifer Morag Henderson talks about her acclaimed biography, “Josephine Tey: A Life”. Josephine Tey was the pen name of Elizabeth Mackintosh, who was born in Inverness in 1896. Never out of print, yet somehow overlooked, this Golden Age crime writer was also the successful novelist and playwright ‘Gordon Daviot’. In her lifetime her work appeared in London’s West End; on Broadway, and was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. Tey’s novels include “The Franchise Affair”, “Brat Farrar”, and the unique Richard III mystery “The Daughter of Time” – once voted the best crime novel of all time. As ‘Gordon Daviot’, her most famous play was Richard of Bordeaux, starring John Gielgud and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies.

Jennifer is a writer from Inverness. Her articles, short stories and poems have been widely published, and her first book, “Josephine Tey: A Life”, was included in the Observer’s list of Best Biographies of the Year, the Independent’s Best Crime Books, and the Telegraph’s Books to Read.

Jennifer’s website is www.jennifermoraghenderson.com. Here you can find out more about Josephine Tey, and also more about Jennifer’s other work, such as her research into the unlikely link between Hugh MacDiarmid and Mary Poppins, and the story of the adventurer Donald McBane.

“Josephine Tey: A Life” is published in paperback by Sandstone Press, ISBN 978-910985-37-3

Blackwell's Bookshop, in support of The Pentlands Book Festival, will be offering price discounts on related titles to participants and ticket holders.


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