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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Tale of Two Murders is an engrossing examination of the Ilford murder, which became a legal cause célèbre 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
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Laura
Dewey number
364.15230922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Edith
  • Bywaters, Frederick Edward Francis
  • Thompson, Percy
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
adult
Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
440 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781681778716
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 461496
  • (HPL)312000
  • 461496
Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
440 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781681778716
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 461496
  • (HPL)312000
  • 461496

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