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eBook Brat Farrar ePub
Author: Josephine Tey
Language: English
ISBN: 0684803852
ISBN13: 978-0684803852
Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (September 2, 1997)
Pages: 288
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 963
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ePub file: 1679 kb
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After so many re-reads, Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey is still one of the best classical British mystery novels of all time.

After so many re-reads, Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey is still one of the best classical British mystery novels of all time. I like the plots and how the characters were written, I like the strong sense of British-ness that seeps through the story, although the typical classism (everyone in the story tends to judge people by their family backgrounds, their breeds and their social statuses, etc) is pretty difficult to swallow, still the strong points of the story easily manage to overwhelm the.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby.

Brat Farrar Josephine Tey (Elizabeth MacKintosh) 1 "Aunt Bee," said Jane, breathing heavily into her soup, "was Noah a cleverer back-room boy than Ulysses, or was Ulysses a cleverer back-room boy than Noah?" "Don't eat out of the point of your spoon, Jane. I can't mobilise the strings out of the side. Jane looked across at her twin, negotiating the vermicelli with smug neatness. She has a stronger suck than I have. Aunt Bee has a face like a very expe.

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. Adapted by Cyril Wentzel. Produced by Peter Watts

Brat Farrar is a 1949 crime novel by Josephine Tey, based in part on The Tichborne Claimant. The story is about the Ashbys, an English country-squire family.

Brat Farrar is a 1949 crime novel by Josephine Tey, based in part on The Tichborne Claimant. Their centuries-old family estate is Latchetts, in the fictional village of Clare, near the south coast of England.

Tey gives us long descriptions of the horses, their training and the . 24 Responses to BRAT FARRAR (1949) by Josephine Tey.

Tey gives us long descriptions of the horses, their training and the shows at which they participate, which frankly I was dreading as I am not a great lover of anthropomorphic literature, mysteries or other. However, the descriptions are all well done and compelling and serve the novel well, advancing the plot as we learn more about the major characters through their equine activities.

Josephine Tey. Brat Farrar. But if Patrick really had committed suicide, who was this mysterious young man claiming to be him and calling himself Brat Farrar?

Josephine Tey. Publication date: 1949. It was eight years since Patrick had vanished leaving his pitiful note, ‘I’m sorry but I can’t bear it any longer. Don’t be angry with me, Patrick. Now it seemed, he had returned - just in time to claim the family inheritance. But if Patrick really had committed suicide, who was this mysterious young man claiming to be him and calling himself Brat Farrar? Contents. Josephine Tey. (Elizabeth MacKintosh)1. Format Paperback 288 pages.

Josephine Tey began writing full-time after the successful publication of her first novel, The Man in the Queue (1929), which introduced Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard. She died in 1952, leaving her entire estate to the National Trust.

In this tale of mystery and suspense, 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 mannerism's, 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.
Xangeo
Brat Farrar is a small book and needs to be savored. The writer has many fine details that can easily be missed if you read through it quickly. She sets up a pretty improbable situation, but has such clever dialog and a deep knowledge of the country side and horses that you get deeply involved in the lives of these people. The author has created a main character who is likable and interesting. The house and the family -- even though it is written over sixty years ago -- seem very real and alive to me. The book is timeless and is a favorite read of mine.

...and not to mention.. The mystery that is entwined in the story is slowly revealed and becomes very intriguing as we try to guess and then try to figure out how it was done. The author does three important things: Creates a world we can enter, creates characters we can enjoy, and a mystery worthy of a brain teaser. If you like horses, mysteries, English countryside, you will love this book.
IWAS
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey is a classic murder mystery. Ms. Tey died in 1952 at the age of 56, so right away we can expect a novel much different from modern, fast-paced mysteries with their stripped-down writing. It begins with one big no-no that today's writers are counseled never to do: It starts with a big coincidence. The author steps away from sex -- after all, she published it in 1949 -- and the sort of violence so many novelists depend on. Instead, there is love, a yearning to belong, and a moral dilemma. The Orphan, Brat Farrar, poses as the long-missing heir to an English estate. Little by little he becomes sure of why the true hair is missing. Should he reveal his knowledge and reveal himself to be a crook?
Doing the right thing may cost him his only chance to belong somewhere.
Jox
When I recommended Brat Farrar to one of my brothers, he asked what I liked about it. "Was it the writing?" he asked. "The description of characters? The sensory details? The plot? What was it?" I told him it was all that and more. The suspense was almost unbearable, and I often neglected the world around me with the thought, "One more chapter."

Although the first few pages were slow going, they were necessary to introduce the major characters, their appearance, their personalities, and their relation to each other. As soon as I had them firmly in mind, then another character, an invisible one appeared, Simon's twin brother Patrick. Patrick had apparently committed suicide eight years earlier, shortly after the death of the children's parents in an automobile accident. I loved the way Josephine Tey introduced him in such a way that the reader immediately knows that she will encounter this young man again. And then there's Brat (originally spelled Bart) who grew up in a foundling home. The fact that Brat looks amazingly like an Ashby attracts the notice of Alec Loding, brother to the Rector's wife in Clare, and the plot begins to thicken.

No more spoilers. A suspenseful book, Brat Farrar is a page turner of the highest order. The author's descriptions of scenes, people, behaviors, and emotions help the reader see, feel, and actually understand what's beneath the surface of things.

I knew, like Brat, that nothing good could come of this situation. And then the reader is reminded of good old Uncle Charles whose arrival has been foreshadowed on and off throughout the book. Will he play a part in resolving the conflict? You'll have to read the novel for yourself to find out. I promise that you won't be disappointed.
Jia
A strongly delivered story of sibling rivalry. Patrick Ashby was considered a suicide when a young boy, years later he returns to the family seat of Latchetts as Brat Farrar.

Wonderful air of time and place and an engaging mystery. Had an inkling early on as to how the mystery surrounding Brat Farrar might unfold but it in no way detracted from the appeal of the story overall. An enduring mystery that manages to hold up over time, well worth a look at.
Kazigrel
I enjoyed this novel very much. I loved the way Tey constructs her characters and any Brit born in or around the fifties will know
these characters and the way of life they clung too as the world and the class system changed so rapidly. I love the way she uses words and can paint a picture with them. All that and a wonderful, steady tension as the reader watches the cuckoo in the nest slowly be recognized as such.
Vudomuro
Brat Farrar is more than a "classic mystery novel." It's a superb novel, one in which even children and horses are richly characterized.
Lesesshe
The story is unbelievable. It is also boring; nothing happens until the end. This would have been better as a short story. Then at least it would only be unbelievable instead of unbelievable and way too long. Tey wrote other stories that are much better, like The Franchise Affair, The Man in the Queue, The Daughter of Time, and Miss Pym Disposes. Try one of those instead of this. Do not read The Singing Sands. It is very slow and boring.
Brat Farrar is one of the beloved novels written by British novelist Josephine Tey whose works were unparalelled in the 30s and 40s in Britain. (Another of her books, "The Daughter of Time," has spawned a society of believers in Richard III's innocence.) A movie was made of Brat Farrar, and it was almost as good as you might hope, but the book is outstanding.
Brat Farrar is an orphan returning to Britain after years away when he is accosted in the street by a stranger who eventually proposes that he pose as an heir who disappeared years ago, in order to inherit the stud farm and fortune that would belong to the missing young man if he returned. At first he is loathe to do this, but then the lure of horses gets him entangled in this exciting, romantic, perfect picture of a family and all the intrigue that the disappearance of a young man could entail. I have read this book thirty or forty times, so often that my copy fell apart and I had to order a reprinted version for my library!
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