There’s a dark story connecting this 18th century abduction with a 20th century crime novel.
Thanks to my guest, Tana French. The new Penguin edition of The Franchise Affair, which includes her introduction, is available now. And Tana’s own latest novel is The Searcher, now available in paperback.
This episode contains minor spoilers for The Franchise Affair.
Mentioned in this episode:
— The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
— Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
— Amelia by Henry Fielding
— The Canning Wonder by Arthur Machen
— Elizabeth is Missing by Lillian de la Torre
— The Canning Enigma by John Treherne
— The Appearance of Truth: The Story of Elizabeth Canning and 18th Century Narrative by Judith Moore
— Josephine Tey: A Life by Jennifer Morag Henderson
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