Friday 2nd – Friday 30th November 2018
Jennifer Morag Henderson
“A Life of Mystery: Josephine Tey”
Porteous, 589 Lanark Road, Juniper Green
Friday 23 November at 7.30pm
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Jennifer Morag Henderson talks about her acclaimed biography,
“Josephine Tey: A Life”.
Josephine Tey was the pen name of Elizabeth Mackintosh, who was
born in Inverness in 1896. Never out of print, yet somehow
overlooked, this Golden Age crime writer was also the successful
novelist and playwright ‘Gordon Daviot’. In her lifetime her work
appeared in London’s West End; on Broadway, and was filmed by
Alfred Hitchcock. Tey’s novels include “The Franchise Affair”, “Brat
Farrar”, and the unique Richard III mystery “The Daughter of Time” –
once voted the best crime novel of all time. As ‘Gordon Daviot’, her
most famous play was Richard of Bordeaux, starring John Gielgud
and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies.
Jennifer is a writer from Inverness. Her articles, short stories and
poems have been widely published, and her first book, “Josephine
Tey: A Life”, was included in the Observer’s list of Best Biographies of
the Year, the Independent’s Best Crime Books, and the Telegraph’s
Books to Read.
Jennifer’s website is www.jennifermoraghenderson.com. Here you
can find out more about Josephine Tey, and also more about
Jennifer’s other work, such as her research into the unlikely link
between Hugh MacDiarmid and Mary Poppins, and the story of the
adventurer Donald McBane.
“Josephine Tey: A Life” is published in paperback by
Sandstone Press, ISBN 978-910985-37-3