Title: The Daughter of Time
Author: Josephine Tey
Length: 206 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Classics, Mystery
Content Notes: Language
About This Book
Alan Grant, an inspector at Scotland Yards, is bedridden in a hospital due to a broken leg. While he’s there, he becomes quite bored. A friend suggests he try to take up some sort of project that would be feasible for him to do. One day she brings in a bunch of pictures, amongst which is one of the notorious Richard III. As he looks at this particular picture, he is shocked by how noble Richard III looks and finds himself intrigued. With the help of some friends, Grant sets off on an investigative journey to find out the truth: Did Richard III really murder his two nephews?
Over the course of 2018, I read The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill. In December, I finished up the last chapter which was all about Richard III. After reading that chapter, I knew it was the perfect time to pull my copy of The Daughter of Time off my shelf and give it a read. I’m so glad I did!
The Daughter of Time is cleverly and engagingly written; and I found it absolutely fascinating. Through the investigative work done by the main character Grant and his friend Carradine (who is an employee at the British Museum), the author masterfully retraces the events surrounding a well-known crime in history; and consequently, the novel leads the reader to consider the plausibility that Richard III may have actually been innocent of the crime. This is an engrossing read that will have you turning the pages to see what Alan Grant discovers in his quest to uncover the truth about Richard III.
My Rating: 4 Stars