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The franchise affair

Josephine Tey

The franchise affair

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Published by The Folio Society in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published: London, Peter Davies, 1948.

StatementJosephine Tey ; Introduction by Antonia Fraser, illustrations by Paul Hogarth.
ContributionsHogarth, Paul (illustrator)
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv,254p. :
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18943703M


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The Franchise Affair resembles some of the best work of Poe in its introduction of an apparently inhuman evil in an otherwise sedate country setting. Robert Blair, a lawyer who prides himself on his ability to avoid work of any significance, is interrupted one evening by a phone call from Marion Sharpe.

Ms/5(). The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey is listed as the 3rd book in her Inspector Grant mystery series, but in fact, he plays only a very minor inconsequential role in this story.

Josephine Tey wrote six books in this series over the course of her life.4/5. The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant Book 3) - Kindle edition by Tey, Josephine, Robert Barnard. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant Book /5(). Buy The Franchise Affair First Thus by Tey, Josephine (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().

The Franchise Affair is one of these later works. Although it is ostensibly an Alan Grant novel, Grant is not the focus of the book, nor does he solve the crime. That honor is given to country solicitor Robert Blair, who is just thinking of heading home one afternoon when his.

The franchise affair book The Franchise Affair is an ingenious book, a crime novel without a corpse, a detective story in which the victim is justice itself and the.

Offering of 2 works: 1) The Franchise Affair, ISBN, 23rd printing thus, fine. 2) A Shilling for Candles, ISBN, 4th printing thus, fine.

Both books are remaindered with black marker on bottom edge. The Franchise Affair. by Josephine Tey. Published: Paperback: pages.

0 members reading this now 0 club reading this now 0 members have read this book. Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her. Read an excerpt of this book. Add to Wishlist.

The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant Series #3) by Josephine Tey | Editorial Reviews. Paperback $ $ Save 9% Current price is $, Original price is $ You Save 9%. Paperback. $/5(18). The Franchise Affair An Alan Grant Mystery (Book): Tey, Josephine: Marion Sharpe and her mother seem The franchise affair book unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law.

Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. The Franchise Affair is my first experience with Josephine Tey and it won't be the last.

The story has an intriguing set up and I couldn't predict where it was going. It turns out to be more of a howdunit rather than a prose is elegant, a pleasure enhanced by Carole Boyd's superb narration.

Book Description Touchstone Books 8/18/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Franchise Affair. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller4/5(K).

The Franchise Affair also has a historical context: although set in the s, it is based on the 18th-century case of Elizabeth Canning. The Daughter of Time was the last of Tey's books published during her lifetime. Directed by Lawrence Huntington. With Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Anthony Nicholls, Marjorie Fielding.

Michael Denison plays a lawyer investigating kidnapping charges against Dulcie Gray. Based on a novel of Josephine Tey/10().

The Franchise Affair was first published inand it was The franchise affair book famous book in the s, when I was growing up. It was filmed inas a vehicle for Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray, and I seem to remember it being serialised by the BBC in the '50s too.

In The Franchise affair, a young girl goes missing. When she reappears, she accuses two women of abducting and mistreating her. Solicitor Robert Blair is retained to defend Marion Sharpe and her elderly mother and find out the truth.

I guessed most of the plot early in the book but was interested to see how Blair would handle it/5(62). A town full of colourful characters and an impossible disappearance, all threaded through with Tey’s signature psychological probing: all of these delicious ingredients explain why The Franchise Affair has repeatedly been adapted for film and television, and why the Crime Writers Association named it one of the Top Crime Novels of All.

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 BBC Radio on 8th October The Franchise is a dark and ugly house on the outskirts of the village, inhabited by two women who.

Review: The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant) User Review - Alex - Goodreads. I have only read one other book by Tey before this, and although I thought the narration was overwrought, it was at least a good mystery story, and had solid detective work.

The premise of this book Read full review3/5(1). THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR, by Tey, Josephine. Book Condition and format: Excellent, Hardcover Published by: The Folio Society. ISBN. A lovely hardback volume in Fine (Amazon 'Like New') unused condition, in a similar Rating: % positive. With Patrick Malahide, Joanna McCallum, Rosalie Crutchley, Miranda Bell.

A schoolgirl who has been missing for weeks returns home covered in bruises. She says two women kidnapped her, held her captive in an isolated house and beat her. Taken by the police to the house she described, she identifies it and the mother and daughter who live there/10(2).

Buy The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 12 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $   The Franchise Affair (Book): Tey, Josephine, or Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang.

It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her. Book Cover Image (jpg): The Franchise Affair. Trade Paperback The Franchise Affair.

By Josephine Tey. Trade Paperback. eBook. LIST PRICE $ PRICE MAY VARY BY RETAILER. Buy from Us; Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!Released on: Aug Editions for The Franchise Affair: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), The Franchise Affair introduced me to Josephine Tey.

What a wonderful introduction. The characters she created in this wonderful book are well developed, full of life, and complex in so many ways.

The flow of the book kept me wanting more, and 5/5(5). Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise.

It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named 1/5(1). The Franchise Affair, by Josephine Tey, free ebook.

CHAPTER III. GRANT and the girl accompanied Robert and Marion Sharpe on the inspection of the house, while Hallam and the police matron waited in the drawing-room. The Franchise Affair. Josephine Tey.2 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang.

It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was /5(2).

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey first published in The copy used in this post was published by Arrow Books in pp.

Related posts and book. The previous posts in the older women in fiction series can be found by clicking on the category or by going to the page called about the older women in fiction series.

The Franchise Affair is not a thriller, nor is the crime a desperate or violent one. Yet the accusations made by Betty Kane against the Sharp women are serious enough to genuinely wreck their lives, whether proven true or false.

This book has less joy than the Farrar book but is equally tightly drawn and ultimately satisfying. As another. The Franchise Affair View larger image. By: Josephine Tey. Sign Up Now. Already a Member. Book Details Book Quality: Publisher Quality Book Size: Pages ISBN Related ISBNs:Publisher: Scribner Date of Addition: 12/20/19 Author: Josephine Tey.

On the recommendations of a commenter on my post on the glory days of the English detective novel, I’ve just read Josephine Tey’s The Franchise Affair ().

It has got a lot to recommend it, perhaps most of all its evocative portrait of a disappearing world (easy to see why this might have been popular just after the war).

The Franchise Affair is a classic mystery, and also a superb record of country life in early twentieth century England. --Patrick O'Kelley. Review. Los Angeles Times First-rate mystery, ably plotted and beautifully written/5(11).

Set in a quiet British village, Franchise Affair details the ramifications of a malicious lie. Schoolgirl Ketty Kane (Ann Stephens) hopes to cover up her own misbehavior by claiming that two local Category: Drama, Mystery & Suspense.

The Franchise Affair would not find a publisher today. It is riddled with crude stereotypes. The Irish, for instance, can't get out of bed in the morning. Not just one Irish person, the whole lot of them. I won't go on with more examples but believe me there are plenty of them.

The story moves towards a happy ending via coincidences and answers /5(). Get this from a library. The Franchise affair. [Josephine Tey] -- Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law.

Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. The Franchise Affair is also a book that relies on the reader’s acceptance a conception of crime and of the nature of criminals that I personally find impossible to buy into.

Betty Kane is greedy and “oversexed” and therefore evil; furthermore, she’s evil because her mother before her was evil – she was a loose woman who’d go out.

Get this from a library. The Franchise affair. [Josephine Tey] -- A lawyer in an English country town answers an appeal from two reserved English women who recently moved there and are accused of being witches. text The Franchise Affair / Josephine Tey Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang.

It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise/5(35). The Franchise Affair also has a basis in fact (an eighteenth-century case in which a maid charged her employers with abduction and mistreatment), but in her hands it becomes a sort of parable of the middle class at bay.The Franchise Affair () About book: Robert Blair has settled into the law firm that was waiting for him.

His cousin Nevil, is the younger partner now. Robert is sitting in his office after tea contemplating leaving for the day when his phone rings. The Franchise Affair (Book): Tey, Josephine: Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard is highly skeptical of a young woman's tale of her brutal kidnapping and imprisonment in a musty attic--until an enterprising young lawyer shines a light on some dark corners in The Franchise, a decrepit old country house.