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The Resource A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson

A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson

Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson
Title
A tale of two murders
Title remainder
guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson
Statement of responsibility
Laura Thompson
Title variation
Tale of 2 murders
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Tale of Two Murders is an engrossing examination of the Ilford murder, which became a legal cause ce?le`bre in the 1920s, and led to the hanging of Edith Thompson and her lover, Freddy Bywaters. On the night of October 3, 1922, as Edith and her husband, Percy, were walking home from the theatre, a man sprang out of the darkness and stabbed Percy to death. The assailant was none other than Bywaters. When the police discovered his relationship with Edith, she--who had denied knowledge of the attack--was arrested as his accomplice. Her passionate love letters to Bywaters, read out at the ensuing trial, sealed her fate, even though Bywaters insisted Edith had no part in planning the murder. They were both hanged. Freddy was demonstrably guilty; but was Edith truly so? In shattering detail and with masterful emotional insight, Laura Thompson charts the course of a liaison with thrice-fatal consequences, and investigates what a troubling case tells us about perceptions of women, innocence, and guilt
Member of
Has edition
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Laura
Dewey number
364.152/30922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G6
LC item number
L65849 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Edith
  • Bywaters, Frederick Edward Francis
  • Thompson, Percy
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • on1057410881
  • (OCoLC)1057410881
  • 2417849
Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • on1057410881
  • (OCoLC)1057410881
  • 2417849

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