5 edition of The Franchise Affair (Inspector Grant Mysteries) found in the catalog.
The Franchise Affair (Inspector Grant Mysteries)
June 1991 by Chivers Audio Books .
Written in English
|Contributions||Carole Boyd (Narrator)|
|The Physical Object|
Suppose, I thought a little headily, Marion and her mother really had abducted Betty, stripped her to her slip and thrashed her with a dog-whip? The essential mystery is wonderfully established; the claustrophobic building-up of the apparently seamless case against the Sharpes is impeccably done; the Sharpes themselves - along with Robert, their champion - are rounded, interesting characters. Marion, who likes Blair, is however determined to remain single and stay with her sharp-tongued mother, who is her best friend. The Sharpes are difficult, "uncomfortable" people, not much liked in the local community.
Betty, a war orphan, has been made jealous by the fact that her much-loved adopted brother has recently announced his engagement. Susannah Wells, an Enfield woman, was soon identified as the owner of the house where Canning said she had been held; Canning identified Mary Squires, a gypsy woman resident in Wells's house, as the person who had stripped her of her stays and thrust her into the derelict attic from which she had eventually escaped. Then one evening, waiting for a bus, the Sharpe women approached her in their car and offered her a lift. The novel was regarded as one of the important books to be ever written by several noteworthy authors. See more.
The wideness of this gap and the loudness of this silence are a testament of how much the world has changed1—and yet not. A young woman named Marion Sharpe and her mother are accused of kidnapping a local woman named Betty Kane. She was transported to America, where she became a domestic servant, married, bore children and, inat the age of 38, died. The "Cleft Chin Murder", as the case became known, is the one discussed by George Orwell in his essay "Decline of the English Murder": for him, the killing typified a distinctly modern trend in which murder was the product of anomie and squalor, rather than part of the calculated drive for respectability it had been in the palmy days of poisoners such as Crippen and Mrs Maybrick. An excellent series to get you through the cold months. He travels to her birthplace, for example, to learn more about her dead parents, and discovers that Mrs Kane was notorious locally as "a bad mother and a bad wife", a woman who liked to have "a good time" with soldiers and was glad when enforced evacuation took her daughter off her hands.
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Since she's a girl with a reputation for honesty - and since, more crucially, she can back up her story with an apparently intimate knowledge of the layout of the Sharpes' isolated house, The Franchise - her claims are taken seriously by the police, and the women are charged with her abduction.
Despite that, her sudden death came as a surprise to everyone. He learns that Betty has spent her summer riding about on buses and making solitary trips to the pictures.
The stories that alienate me are normally ones whose narrative structure only works if I temporarily at least buy into some of those unspoken assumptions that I find so horrifying.
The Sharpes are difficult, "uncomfortable" people, not much liked in the local community. The plot of the novel was set in the post Second World War era. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane.
Other than that, all the remaining novels were written under the name of Josephine Tey. But something odd starts happening in The Franchise Affair, almost at once. But what is most startling about the novel is the intensity of the hostility it mobilises towards Betty.
Although this is the third book in the Allan Grant series, he plays a very minor role in this novel, which makes it as good a start as any. The novel was regarded as one of the important books to be ever written by several noteworthy authors.
After her graduation, Tey began teaching physical training in a number of schools in Scotland and England.
Dear Sarah Waters: could you possibly be more brilliant? And then I found this wonderful articlewhich I remember not reading at the time because I suspect it, correctly, of having spoilers.
The Franchise Affair is a phobic novel - one might even say, a hysterical novel; and it was somewhere in that hysteria, I started to think, that the germ of my next novel might really lie. Little facts emerge and a picture builds and changes. Only four of her plays were produced during her lifetime.
Synopsis Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. Blair is assisted in his search for clues against Betty Kane by his cousin, Nevil Bennet, who also works at the law firm, and his friend Kevin Macdermott, a flamboyant London barrister.
I thought the premise was something, perhaps from the result of a dare, and the events relating to the conclusion to the mystery a little trite. It was itself, after all, a rewriting, and one that had done a fair amount of narrative violence to its 18th-century model.I became interested in THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR as a result of a very bare-bones description of its plot.
It went something like this (The following is actually from the CROWN CRIME COMPANION): “A young lawyer with a comfortable civil practice is suddenly asked to defend two women, a mother and a daughter, who have been accused by a teen-age girl of imprisoning her and abusing her over a period /5().
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$ Free shipping. item 3 The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey - The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey. $ The Inspector Alan Grant book series by Josephine Tey includes books The Killer In The Crowd, A Shilling for Candles, The Franchise Affair, and several more.
See the complete Inspector Alan Grant series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Apr 28, · Version of The Franchise Affair () See more» Frequently Asked Questions This FAQ is empty.
Add the first question. User Reviews. Very good adaption of a leading novel. 17 October | by Yellit – See all my reviews. I was drawn to this by its top-rank cast and I was glad that I stayed with it.
It sets out its stall in the first 15/20 /10(). Jan 01, · 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 /5(2). The Franchise Affair is a British thriller film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Anthony Nicholls and Marjorie atlasbowling.com is a faithful adaptation of the novel The Franchise Affair by Josephine atlasbowling.com by: Philip Green.