“Another new young author, “Gordon Daviot”, the pen-name of a woman writer who is likely to do big things…” I was delighted to receive a Gordon Daviot / Josephine Tey gift in the post the other day: a copy of The Stage from April 1933, containing a review of her first play Richard of Bordeaux. … More “The Stage”, April 1933
With the imminent release of a new film about Mary, Queen of Scots, I have an article in today’s National newspaper examining the enduring fascination with Mary, and the casting of films and plays about her life. Included is a look at the 1934 Josephine Tey / Gordon Daviot play “Queen of Scots”, which starred … More Mary, Queen of Scots and Gordon Daviot
A couple of photos from my talk at the Pentlands Book Festival last Friday: Thanks to Ceris from my publisher Sandstone Press for the images!
Val McDermid’s new book “Broken Ground” is out now, and I would highly recommend it… a new Karen Pirie thriller, it also has a Josephine Tey connection, as you can see if you look at the acknowlegements. Val McDermid wrote the Foreword for my biography “Josephine Tey: A Life”, where she said “Jennifer Morag Henderson’s … More Val McDermid & Josephine Tey
I will be speaking about my biography of Josephine Tey on the evening of Friday 23rd November at the Pentlands Book Festival. The venue is (perhaps aptly for a crime writer!) Porteous Funeral Parlour in Juniper Green, which is on the 44 bus route from Edinburgh. The event starts at 7:30pm. Details of how to … More Pentlands Book Festival