Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy birthday, Dorothy Gilman; Josephine Tey.

Today marks the 85th birthday of Mrs. Pollifax creator Dorothy Gilman; and Elizabeth Macintosh, aka Josephine Tey and Gordon Daviot, was born today in 1896 in Inverness, Scotland. Author of mysteries such as A Shilling for Candles (1936), Miss Pym Disposes (1946), The Franchise Affair (1948), and Brat Farrar (1949), Tey died in 1952. Wrote Anthony Boucher in the New York Times of Tey's The Daughter of Time (1951), "No superlatives are adequate; simply mark this down as one of the best, not of the year, but of all time."

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