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
Gordon Daviot , whose name also appears on the title page of another of her 1929 novels, Kit An Unvarnished History She also used the Daviot by line for a biography of the 17th century cavalry leader John Graham, which was entitled Claverhouse 1937 Mackintosh also wrote plays both one act and full length , some of which were produced during her lifetime, under the pseudonym Gordon Daviot The district of Daviot, near her home of Inverness in Scotland, was a location her family had vacationed The name Gordon does not appear in either her family or her history.Elizabeth Mackintosh came of age during World War I, attending Anstey Physical Training College in Birmingham, England during the years 1915 1918 Upon graduation, she became a physical training instructor for eight years In 1926, her mother died and she returned home to Inverness to care for her invalid father Busy with household duties, she turned to writing as a diversion, and was successful in creating a second career Alfred Hitchcock filmed one of her novels, A Shilling for Candles 1936 as Young and Innocent in 1937 and two other of her novels have been made into films, The Franchise Affair 1948 , filmed in 1950, and Brat Farrar 1949 , filmed as Paranoiac in 1963 In addition a number of her works have been dramatised for radio.Her novel The Daughter of Time 1951 was voted the greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers Association in 1990.Miss Mackintosh never married, and died at the age of 55, in London A shy woman, she is reported to have been somewhat of a mystery even to her intimate friends While her death seems to have been a surprise, there is some indication she may have known she was fatally ill for some time prior to her passing.
- 206 pages
- The Daughter of Time
- Josephine Tey
- 12 January 2019 Josephine Tey