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Josephine Tey

Josephine TeyAKA Elizabeth Mackintosh

Born: 1897
Birthplace: Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Died: 13-Feb-1952
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist, Playwright

Nationality: Scotland
Executive summary: Richard of Bordeaux

Born Elizabeth Mackintosh in the Scottish Highlands, Tey was a physical education teacher before taking up writing. She shines as a detective novelist whose novels were often based around Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant. Pseudonyms Josephine Tey (novelist) and Gordon Daviot (playwright) both became famous. Well-known among her plays was Richard of Bordeaux starring John Gielgud, which played to great success in 1932. Her 1936 novel A Shilling for Candles was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's film Young and Innocent (1937). Her estate was left to the National Trust.

Father: Colin Mackintosh
Mother: Josephine Horne

    University: Anstey Physical Training College (three years)

Author of books:
The Man in the Queue (1929, novel)
A Shilling for Candles (1936, novel)
Miss Pym Disposes (1947, novel)
Brat Farrar (1949, novel)
The Franchise Affair (1949, novel)
To Love and Be Wise (1950, novel)
The Daughter of Time (1951, novel)
The Singing Sands (1952, novel)

Wrote plays:
Richard of Bordeaux (1933)

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