published one of her most highly regarded crime novels, The Franchise Affair, a modern parallel to a notorious kidnapping case involving Elizabeth Canning
, which allegedly took place on 1 January 1753.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
50997 (17 February 1948): 7
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
The male narrator (who explores the vices of the world under a cloak of invisibility) appears often to be aiming at actual, though not necessarily identifiable, people. He comments unfavourably on money donated to Elizabeth Canning
1 January 1753
According to her own story, Elizabeth Canning
, a maidservant, was abducted, after which she was imprisoned for days.