The Daughter of Time : Inspector Alan Grant

  • by Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi
  • Series: Inspector Alan Grant
  • 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'Truth is the Daughter of Time' is an old proverb. And The Daughter of Time is Josephine Tey's search for the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Was the hunchback, Richard III, the monster that Shakespeare and the history books have made him out to be? With real brilliance she conducts her search in the form of a crime novel, and her investigator is none other than her famous detective, Inspector Alan Grant, who starts to examine the centuries-old scandal.


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Tey's thought provoking Daughter of Time

In her last novel published in 1951 Josephine Tey used a story involving her detective character Inspector Alan Grant to present her detailed research into Richard III and the murder of the Princes in the Tower. I first read this in the 70's and it made me realise that what we are told about people and events in history should not always be taken as the truth. With the possible discovery of King Richard's skeleton, I felt it was time to revisit this story through this excellent reading by Derek Jacobi. Truth is the Daughter of Time, as Josephine Tey's compelling narrative allows her readers to discover.
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- jen

Ahead of its 50 years

Written in 1951, it's a cross between rear window and the greatest history class you never had, as an injured detective solves a true historical murder mystery from his bed....
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- ReadingWild

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios