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Shilling for Candles, A by  Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] TEY - Paperback - Reprint - c1936, 1988 - from Anglophile Books (SKU: 7017)

Shilling for Candles, A

Shilling for Candles, A by  Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] TEY - Paperback - Reprint - c1936, 1988 - from Anglophile Books (SKU: 7017)

Shilling for Candles, A

by TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]

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NY: Collier Books. Very Good+. c1936, 1988. Reprint. Softcover; Mass Market PB. 226 pages. A lovely copy with faint edgewear and very light cover creases. No spine creases, page edges palest yellow.; <b>Inspector Alan Grant investigates this nightmarish case (too many clues, too many motives) of a young woman found dead on a southern coast of England beach. This first novel published under the Tey pseudonym was the basis for 'Young and Innocent' (aka 'The Girl was Young') featuring Nova Pilbeam and Derrick De Marney. It was Alfred Hitchcock's favourite amongst his British films.</b> .


JOSEPHINE TEY is one of the best-known and best-loved of all crime writers. She began to write full-time after the successful publication of her first novel, The Man in the Queue , which introduced Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard. In 1937 she returned to crime writing with A Shilling for Candles , but it wasn't until after theSecond World War that the majority of her crime novels were published. Josephine Tey died in 1952, leaving her entire estate to the National Trust. From the Paperback edition.


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Anglophile Books US (US)
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Shilling for Candles, A
TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
Softcover; Mass Market PB
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
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Collier Books
Place of Publication
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c1936, 1988
British Woman Author, Mystery, Murder Mystery, Film tie-in, England, Young and Innocent
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Mystery; Anglophile Mystery; British Women Authors; At the Movies;

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About Anglophile Books

Anglophile Books International Bookfinders; selling books on the internet since 1996. We began as an international booksearch service that locates out-of-print and difficult-to-find books. We are happy to search for any book in the following specialties: British women authors, Books for Anglophiles, Women\'s Studies/History, and Children\'s books. There are no fees or obligations to buy with our service. We now stock secondhand books on a variety of subjects, with special emphasis on our fields of interest.


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