Ponies, ponies, ponies
Peter Davies, London, 1949, 278 pp.
Macmillan, New York, 1949, cover art Leo Manso (right)
Penguin, 1980, pb, 237 pp. (left)
Numerous other reprints
Arrow, pb, 2008, 288 pp.
We know from the start that the "returning from the dead" brother is an
imposter, but still Josephine Tey makes "Patrick" a sympathetic character.
It's such a subtle book. I love the way everyone reacts differently to Patrick
rather than simply being slaves to the plot. I can't recommend this highly enough.
Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896 -
Finding the book: blessedly, it’s back in print again. It’s had many printings over the years, and they are generally very easy to find. I suspect the first edition would need a deep intake of breath before paying out for.
Sources and links
The Richard III Society on Josephine Tey -
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Gillian Avery, 2004