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17th Mar '13 9:39:44 PM PaulA
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Josephine Tey (18961952), Scottish writer of mystery novels. Five feature Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant, the rest a variety of {{Amateur Sleuth}}s.

Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television. ''A Shilling For Candles'' was adapted (very loosely) as the Creator/AlfredHitchcock film ''Young and Innocent''.

Probably her most widely known novel is ''TheDaughterOfTime'', in which Inspector Grant, stuck in hospital with a broken leg, fends off boredom by re-investigating the historical case of the Princes in the Tower, concluding that RichardOfGloucester wasn't the one who done it.
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!!Works by Josephine Tey with their own trope pages include:

* ''TheDaughterOfTime''

!!Other works by Josephine Tey provide examples of:

* AmateurSleuth
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: An overarching trope found in all her works, and based on her own strong belief in the truth of physiognomy.
* BlitzEvacuees: Betty Kane in ''The Franchise Affair''
* CharacterOverlap: The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has Inspector Grant in a supporting role.
* DeadPersonImpersonation
* DidYouSeeThatToo: In ''Brat Farrar'':
-->Astride the farther lion was a small boy clad in a leopard-skin rug with green baize edging, a seaside pail worn helmet-wise, and nothing else that was visible. A very long brass poker stood up lance-wise from its rest on his bare foot.\\
'It's all right,' Eleanor said. 'You did see it.'\\
'That comforts me quite a bit.'
* DoorstopBaby: The title character in ''Brat Farrar'' was left on the doorstep of an orphanage.
* DrivenToSuicide
* GutFeeling: Inspector Grant is a good instinctive judge of character.
* HighClassGlass: Great-Uncle Charles in ''Brat Farrar'' wears one, "in either eye, according to which hand Charles had free at the moment".
* IdenticalStranger
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle
* OrphanageOfLove: Mentioned in ''Brat Farrar'':
-->It was a very good orphanage; a great deal happier than many a home he had seen in passing since. The children had loved it. They had wept when they left and had come back for visits; they had sent contributions to the funds; they had invited the staff to their marriages, and brought their subsequent children for the matron's approval. There was never a day when some old girl or boy was not cluttering up the front door.
* PresentDayPast
* SiblingYinYang: Twin sisters Jane and Ruth in ''Brat Farrar''
* WeatherReportNarration: The opening of ''The Franchise Affair'' -- "It was four o'clock of a spring evening; and Robert Blair was thinking of going home."
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Josephine Tey (18961952), Scottish writer of mystery novels. Five feature Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant, the rest a variety of {{Amateur Sleuth}}s.

Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television. ''A Shilling For Candles'' was adapted (very loosely) as the Creator/AlfredHitchcock film ''Young and Innocent''.

Probably her most widely known novel is ''TheDaughterOfTime'', in which Inspector Grant, stuck in hospital with a broken leg, fends off boredom by re-investigating the historical case of the Princes in the Tower, concluding that RichardOfGloucester wasn't the one who done it.
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!!Works by Josephine Tey with their own trope pages include:

* ''TheDaughterOfTime''

!!Other works by Josephine Tey provide examples of:

* AmateurSleuth
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: An overarching trope found in all her works, and based on her own strong belief in the truth of physiognomy.
* BlitzEvacuees: Betty Kane in ''The Franchise Affair''
* CharacterOverlap: The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has Inspector Grant in a supporting role.
* DeadPersonImpersonation
* DidYouSeeThatToo: In ''Brat Farrar'':
-->Astride the farther lion was a small boy clad in a leopard-skin rug with green baize edging, a seaside pail worn helmet-wise, and nothing else that was visible. A very long brass poker stood up lance-wise from its rest on his bare foot.\\
'It's all right,' Eleanor said. 'You did see it.'\\
'That comforts me quite a bit.'
* DoorstopBaby: The title character in ''Brat Farrar'' was left on the doorstep of an orphanage.
* DrivenToSuicide
* GutFeeling: Inspector Grant is a good instinctive judge of character.
* HighClassGlass: Great-Uncle Charles in ''Brat Farrar'' wears one, "in either eye, according to which hand Charles had free at the moment".
* IdenticalStranger
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle
* OrphanageOfLove: Mentioned in ''Brat Farrar'':
-->It was a very good orphanage; a great deal happier than many a home he had seen in passing since. The children had loved it. They had wept when they left and had come back for visits; they had sent contributions to the funds; they had invited the staff to their marriages, and brought their subsequent children for the matron's approval. There was never a day when some old girl or boy was not cluttering up the front door.
* PresentDayPast
* SiblingYinYang: Twin sisters Jane and Ruth in ''Brat Farrar''
* WeatherReportNarration: The opening of ''The Franchise Affair'' -- "It was four o'clock of a spring evening; and Robert Blair was thinking of going home."
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* BeaytyEqualsGoodness: An overarching trope found in all her works.

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* BeaytyEqualsGoodness: BeautyEqualsGoodness: An overarching trope found in all her works.works, and based on her own strong belief in the truth of physiognomy.
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* BeaytyEqualsGoodness: An overarching trope found in all her works.
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Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television. ''A Shilling For Candles'' was adapted (very loosely) as the AlfredHitchcock film ''Young and Innocent''.

Probably her most widely known novel is ''{{The Daughter of Time}}'', in which Inspector Grant, stuck in hospital with a broken leg, fends off boredom by re-investigating the historical case of the Princes in the Tower, concluding that RichardOfGloucester wasn't the one who done it.

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Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television. ''A Shilling For Candles'' was adapted (very loosely) as the AlfredHitchcock Creator/AlfredHitchcock film ''Young and Innocent''.

Probably her most widely known novel is ''{{The Daughter of Time}}'', ''TheDaughterOfTime'', in which Inspector Grant, stuck in hospital with a broken leg, fends off boredom by re-investigating the historical case of the Princes in the Tower, concluding that RichardOfGloucester wasn't the one who done it.



* ''{{The Daughter of Time}}''

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* ''{{The Daughter of Time}}''
''TheDaughterOfTime''
17th Jun '11 12:37:39 AM PaulA
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* CanonWelding: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has Inspector Grant in a supporting role.

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* CanonWelding: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. CharacterOverlap: The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has Inspector Grant in a supporting role.
19th Feb '11 2:07:40 AM PaulA
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* BlitzEvacuees
* CanonWelding: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has a cameo by Inspector Grant.

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* BlitzEvacuees
BlitzEvacuees: Betty Kane in ''The Franchise Affair''
* CanonWelding: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has a cameo by Inspector Grant.Grant in a supporting role.


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* GutFeeling: Inspector Grant is a good instinctive judge of character.


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* WeatherReportNarration: The opening of ''The Franchise Affair'' -- "It was four o'clock of a spring evening; and Robert Blair was thinking of going home."
8th Dec '10 12:42:09 AM PaulA
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Her works[[hottip:*:apart from ''{{The Daughter of Time}}'', which has its own list]] provide examples of:

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5th Sep '10 8:59:34 PM PaulA
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* CanonWelding: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has a cameo by Inspector Grant.



* CanonWelding: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has a cameo by Inspector Grant.
5th Sep '10 9:10:11 AM DragonQuestZ
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* TheMoorcockEffect: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has a cameo by Inspector Grant.

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* TheMoorcockEffect: CanonWelding: Not the showy hero-teamup version, but the subtle shared-supporting-characters version. The lawyer Kevin Macdermott appears in both ''The Franchise Affair'' and ''Brat Farrar''; ''The Franchise Affair'' also has a cameo by Inspector Grant.
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