London Rain

London Rain

Book - 2015
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May, 1937, and London prepares to crown a new king. Bestselling writer Josephine Tey is in town to oversee a BBC radio production of her play, Queen of Scots, but adultery, treachery and pent-up jealousies stalk the corridors of Broadcasting House.
Publisher: London :, Faber & Faber,, 2015
Description: 329 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780571287758
0571287751
Branch Call Number: Upso
Additional Contributors: Upson, Nicola. London rain

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maipenrai
Oct 19, 2020

Ms. Upson spends so much time with the historical setting of the novel - King George VI coronation - that there is little time for the mystery. The latter finally happens in the last quarter of the book. I like the writing style, but want more drama. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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kountzcl
Jun 02, 2017

Not as captivating a mystery as the blurb claims... but I read to the end and appreciated the author's twist. She has a verbose style, with pairs of descriptive phrases where one would do as well. The London setting is not evoked as precisely as in the Nikki French mysteries.

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reeread
Jan 28, 2017

A great read for anyone interested in London, the BBC or the coronation of King George in the 1930s. Fascinating background to a complex murder mystery.

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maipenrai
Nov 26, 2016

The sixth book in the Josephine Tey series

MariePat Jul 24, 2016

I am not familiar with the other Josephine Tey books, so I wouldn't consider myself an expert. I found this book to be slow and plodding and I could not really get into the plot or characters.

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Activevoice
Jun 04, 2016

This is an interesting series based on the a fictional life of the writer Josephine Tey of "Daughter of Time" Fame . The FVL system doesn't have the first in the series but this novel isn't dependent on following the series. The novel provides an interesting insight into 1930's BBC, London, and Upson's writing is heavily influenced by P D James (a friend).

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