In the New York Times, Anthony Boucher
called this book, regarded as a novel about the theatre, a joy absolute.
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This novel was welcomed by fellow novelists. In the TLS advertisement that heralded it, Daphne du Maurier
called it a brave start and Patricia Wentwortha delightful work; cultured and charming, besides being very exciting...
The Daughter of Time was extremely well received when it was first published, and it remains Tey's best-known work. Crime writer Anthony Boucher
gave it high praise for originality: The result is a real bouleversement...