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The Franchise Affair written by Josephine Tey
1959 UK Paenguin paperback later edition published in London
A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, classic title
A nice clean tight copy
Tanning to spine
A nicer than normal copy

The investigation of a mother and daughter accused of kidnapping a local young woman
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Too Love and Be Wise - Josephine Tey
1950 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Peter Davies in London
A VG book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names or stammps, tight and square
The jacket has loss to spine top and some general edge wear, couple of neat repairs to rear.
The jacket is NOT a marriage nor is it short, the clipping of the name is simply how it was produced
A book I've not seen before in a jacket
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The Man in the Queue
1960 English Pan paperback later edition, London
A good only book tightly bound and square
Usual paper tanning showing signs of age and ownership
A reading copy only
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The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey
1965 UK paperback later edition, Pan, London
A VG book tightly bound and square
Usual paper tanning
Covers complete and tidy, overall a nice copy
An Inspector Grant mystery, the last mystery story the author wrote, a great read
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The Daughter of Time
1963 UK paperback later edition, Penguin, London
A solid copy tightly bound and square
Light rubs to edges
No previous owner names or stamps etc

"A detective story with a vrey considerable difference, ingenious, stimulatiing and very enjoyable" The Sunday Times

A solid reading copy of a classic title
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The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
1951 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Peter Davies, London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names etc 1st issue illustrated endpapers
The jacket has chip to front panel spine corner and spine bottom as seen on scan, still clean and bright
Detective-Inspector Grant is a Scotland Yard paragon who now takes his place with Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey and a few other eminent investigators."—ERIC GILLETT, reviewing To Love and Be Wise in the Sunday Chronicle"
An important book and scarce in jacket
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The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey
1948 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Peter Davies, London
A VG book in unclipped 1st issue dust jacket
The book has neat name and inscription to front pastedown - fully covered by DJ flap, tight and square
The jacket has a couple of closed short tears, light edge rubs and neat repairs to rear, look very clean and fresh in the removable film cover
A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, extremely collectable and very scarce in jacket
A rare opportunity and offered well below retail value
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Miss Pym Disposes - SIGNED - Josephine Tey
1946 English hardback first edition, first impression, Peter Davies, London
Signed on the front free endpaper "with warmest good wishes - Josephine Tey"
A VG book in unclipped 1st issue 8/6 dust jacket
The book has no names etc, tight and square
The jacket has chipping to edges and spine ends, along with some general shelf wear, still clean and looks solid in the removable film cover
Miss Pym is in possession of vital evidence, involving the much admired Mary Innes whom Henrietta had slighted. In fact Miss Pym finds herself playing the role of deus ex machina.
It doesn't really need saying how important and influential this book is and how rare it is in a jacket
Well, this is also signed in her distinctive hand - a very rare opportunity to acquire a special book
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The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey
1952 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Peter Davies, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped 1st issue dust jacket
The book has no names or stamps etc, tight and square
The jacket minor wear to edges, no real loss, clean and bright
A nice copy of an Inspector Alan Grant mystery
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A Shilling for Candles - Josephine Tey
1936 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Methuen in London
A VG book sadly without dust jacket
The book has previous owner bookplate, tight and square
Light rubbing to extremities and a little scattered tanning to pages
A solid copy of a very scarce book, don't think I've handled another before. The first book under the Tey name, a rare opportunity
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The Man in the Queue
1978 UK paperback later edition, Penguin, London
A VG+ copy tightly bound and square
Light and minor creasing around spine
No previous owner names or stamps etc

Inspector Grant looks into the case of a man murdered in a queue at the theatre whilst waiting to see a musical comedy. Nobody can identify him, no friends or relations come forward

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A Shilling for Candles - Josephine Tey
1958 UK Pan paperback first edition, Pan, London
A VG book tightly bound and square
Usual paper tanning
Covers complete and tidy, overall a nice copy
Inspector Grant mystery and his first case!
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Brat Farrar
1959 UK paperback later edition, Pan, London
A clean solid period reading copy
Slight lean to spine and a little minor rubbing
No previous owner names or stamps etc
The author's best known book and very highly regarded
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If you like this author then you may also like the following

Agatha Christie     Ngaio Marsh     Phoebe Atwood Taylor     MG Eberhart    

Brief Biography
Josephine Tey is a pseudonym for Elizabeth Mackintosh, who also wrote as Gordon Daviot. Born in Scotland in 1897 she trained as a teacher eventually teaching physical education at various schools before moving to London. She died on 13th February 1952

Series Characters
Inspector Alan Grant
He is a good solid character, well rounded and not dissimiliar to Roderick Alleyn. He benefits from a considerable inheritance which leaves him financially secure, choosing to continue with his police work just for the satisfaction of solving puzzles and crime.

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