Josephine Tey

A Life

Jennifer Henderson, Jennifer Morag Henderson

The authoritative biography of Josephine Tey, the pen name of Elizabeth MacKintosh, a prominent Golden Age crime writer. With black & white photos.
Date Published :
August 2016
Publisher :
Sandstone Press
Contributor(s) :
Val McDermid
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781910985373
Pages : 482
Stock Status : In stock


Josephine Tey was the pen-name of Elizabeth MacKintosh (1896-1952). Born in Inverness, MacKintosh lived several `lives': best known as Golden Age of Crime Fiction writer `Josephine Tey', she was also successful novelist and playwright `Gordon Daviot'. At one point, she had plays performed simultaneously in the West End in London and on Broadway, and even wrote for Hollywood - all from her home in the north of Scotland. Foreword by Val McDermid. "One of the great achievements of this biography is Ms. Henderson's demonstration that her subject led a deeper romantic life than had been supposed.... Reveals the moving story of Elizabeth MacKintosh's life with tact and superior investigative tenacity."-The Wall Street Journal "Henderson ably chronicles her subject's life and provides not just facts but context for her work. . . A must-read for fans of Tey."--Library Journal

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