HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
Loading...

Brat Farrar (1949)

by Josephine Tey

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations / Mentions
1,510597,696 (4.03)2 / 338
A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizeable 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 threaten to jeopardise the imposter's plan and his very life...… (more)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

Showing 1-5 of 58 (next | show all)
The Return of Patrick Ashby
Review of the Arrow paperback edition (2009) of the 1949 original

Josephine Tey is one of the classic mystery writers and the author of the genre-bending time-crossing The Daughter of Time (1949) where her regular detective Inspector Grant investigates the supposed crimes of England's Richard III through historical documents.

Brat Farrar is one of Tey's few non-Inspector Grant books. She still makes a few genre-bending steps by revealing the main character's impersonation deception at the front end. Despite that revelation early on, there is still a constant level of suspense and increasing danger throughout the book. You are wondering whether the deception can be maintained and whether there are people who know more than they will reveal. And you wonder whether there are some who definitely know that Brat Farrar could not possibly be the lost heir Patrick Ashby, and there is only one possible reason that they could know that. ( )
  alanteder | Oct 11, 2019 |
A slow start but immensely satisfying somehow. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
Speak of getting over rough ground as lightly as possible, this book covers imposture, murder, orphan hood, and life threatening injuries, with the minimum possible angst. There wasn't much of a mystery, but the real question would be what decisions would be made, when, and why. ( )
  quondame | Mar 22, 2019 |
A fun read ( )
  yhgail | Feb 20, 2019 |
What a well wrought novel! I was briefly dismayed, thinking, oh, no, not that old trope, but no. Tey does not disappoint at all. ( )
  thesmellofbooks | Nov 28, 2018 |
Showing 1-5 of 58 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (6 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Josephine Teyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barnard, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boyd, CaroleNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Information from the Estonian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
"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?"
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
aka Come and Kill Me
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

No library descriptions found.

Book description
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.

--------------------------------------

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?

Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.03)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 11
2.5 2
3 58
3.5 23
4 180
4.5 28
5 99

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,915,991 books! | Top bar: Always visible