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The Resource Josephine Tey : a life, Jennifer Morag Henderson ; foreword by Val McDermid

Josephine Tey : a life, Jennifer Morag Henderson ; foreword by Val McDermid

Label
Josephine Tey : a life
Title
Josephine Tey
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Morag Henderson ; foreword by Val McDermid
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Josephine Tey was the pen-name of Elizabeth MacKintosh (1896-1952). Born in Inverness, MacKintosh lived several 'lives': best known as Golden Age Crime Fiction writer 'Josephine Tey', she was also successful novelist and playwright 'Gordon Daviot'. Originally trained as a P.E. teacher, she returned home to keep house for her widowed father. 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. Her work was adapted for radio, TV and film, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock. Meanwhile, as 'Gordon Daviot', she wrote smash-hit play Richard of Bordeaux, making a star out of her leading man, John Gielgud. She worked with actors such as Laurence Olivier, and was friends with many of the stars of London's 1930s Theatreland. At one point, she had plays on simultaneously in the West End in London and on Broadway, and even wrote for Hollywood - all from her home in the north of Scotland. Romantic yet practical, Josephine Tey was a fascinating woman who led a life full of contrasts. Genuinely modest, the full scale of her achievements, and her significance to Scottish fiction, has not been recognised until now
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
QCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Jennifer
Dewey number
823.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6025.A2547
LC item number
Z88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McDermid, Val
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  • Tey, Josephine
  • Tey, Josephine
  • Women authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Women authors, Scottish
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Label
Josephine Tey : a life, Jennifer Morag Henderson ; foreword by Val McDermid
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A mystery writer -- Part 1 : 1896-1923 : Elizabeth MacKintosh. 'With Mr & Mrs MacKintosh's compliments' -- Bessie -- Secondary schooldays, up until 1914 -- War, and first year at Anstey -- Anstey's second year, and teaching -- Part 2 : 1924-45 : Gordon Daviot. Josephine,a nd Hugh Patrick Fraser -- Short stories and first two novels -- The expensive halo, 'Ellis' and Invergordon -- Richard of Bordeaux -- The laughing woman -- Queen of Scots -- Hollywood and Josephine Tey -- Claverhouse -- The Second World War -- Part 3 : 1946-1952 : Josephine Tey. The Citizens Theatre -- Miss Pym disposes -- Amateur dramatics, Valerius and The Franchise Affair -- The Malvern Festival and Brat Farrar -- To love and be wise -- You will know the truth -- Beth's will and plays -- The singing sands
Control code
ocn946481970
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxi, 426 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781910985373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946481970
Label
Josephine Tey : a life, Jennifer Morag Henderson ; foreword by Val McDermid
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A mystery writer -- Part 1 : 1896-1923 : Elizabeth MacKintosh. 'With Mr & Mrs MacKintosh's compliments' -- Bessie -- Secondary schooldays, up until 1914 -- War, and first year at Anstey -- Anstey's second year, and teaching -- Part 2 : 1924-45 : Gordon Daviot. Josephine,a nd Hugh Patrick Fraser -- Short stories and first two novels -- The expensive halo, 'Ellis' and Invergordon -- Richard of Bordeaux -- The laughing woman -- Queen of Scots -- Hollywood and Josephine Tey -- Claverhouse -- The Second World War -- Part 3 : 1946-1952 : Josephine Tey. The Citizens Theatre -- Miss Pym disposes -- Amateur dramatics, Valerius and The Franchise Affair -- The Malvern Festival and Brat Farrar -- To love and be wise -- You will know the truth -- Beth's will and plays -- The singing sands
Control code
ocn946481970
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxi, 426 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781910985373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946481970

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