Brat Farrar

Brat Farrar

Book - 1997
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A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerisms, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 1997, c1950
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780684803852
Branch Call Number: F TEY NVD
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 21 cm


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Jul 26, 2016

One of my favourite authors!
As always an interesting look at society complete with plot twists.
But it's not just about the story line. It's the amazing writing, the character development, the use of language.
Unfortunately Josephine Tey (Elizabeth MacKintosh) left us with just 5 mystery novels. They are all wonderful literary works to savour repeatedly.

Vivian L Bell
Jan 01, 2015

Josephine Tey wrote with elegance, insight and an extraordinary ability to cast a kind of spell over you. Great book!

Jul 14, 2012

Although the "murderer" was obvious from the start, it was still a great read, and very well written.

Jan 27, 2011

Enjoyable read. A little bit of a stretch at the end, but essentially the kind of book that almost reads itself.

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