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The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

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Dive into the literary realm with The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, a masterful historical mystery that promises to engage and intrigue. Published by the renowned Franklin Library in Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, in 1990 as part of their exclusive Mystery Masterpieces collection, this edition is a must-have for every discerning reader and collector.

Esteemed for her compelling narratives, Josephine Tey, the mind behind celebrated titles like The Man in the Queue and Miss Pym Disposes, crafts a captivating tale in The Daughter of Time. Journey alongside Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant as he delves deep into a 500-year-old enigma: Was it Richard III who silenced the Princes in the Tower, or does history conceal a more sinister truth?

This edition embodies the pinnacle of luxury and craftsmanship. Encased in full dark brown leather, its beauty is accentuated with genuine 22kt gold decorations that shimmer with elegance. The pictorial endpapers intricately depict the royal family tree, adding depth to the book's historical resonance. Every detail, from the high-quality paper to the sewn pages, epitomizes meticulous craftsmanship. Unlike most, these pages are sewn into the binding, ensuring an enduring reading experience. The gold gilded page edges on all three sides exude sophistication, while the raised spine bands bestow the book with its distinctive antique aura.

For aficionados of Josephine Tey books or those delving into Nicola Upson's sequential literary odyssey, The Daughter of Time stands as an indispensable addition. While the narrative echoes the allure of the lost daughters book, it remains unparalleled in its exploration of a historical puzzle.

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  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Over time, direct sunlight can cause the leather to fade and degrade. Always store your books away from direct sunlight.
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Title: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Publisher: Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1990

Collection: Mystery Masterpieces

Binding: Full dark brown leather with genuine 22kt gold decorations

Endpapers: Pictorial, depicting the royal family tree

Page Quality: High-quality paper, sewn into the binding

Page Edges: Gold gilded on all three sides

Spine: Raised spine bands

Notable Mentions: Among other celebrated titles by Josephine Tey are The Man in the Queue and Miss Pym Disposes.

Retailer: Kadri Books

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