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Random House, Inc.
Автор Carol Ann Lee



In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint's "duties".
Despite Ruth's infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was buried by an avalanche of hearsay. But now, through new interviews and comprehensive research into previously unpublished sources, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation. A portrait of the era and an evocation of 1950s club life in all it's seedy glamour, A Fine Day for a Hanging sets Ruth's gripping story firmly in it's historical context in order to tell the truth about both her timeless crime and a punishment that was very much of it's time.

A Fine Day for a Hanging

Производитель: Random House, Inc.

Цена: 709 руб.

Описание:
In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint's "duties". Despite Ruth's infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was buried by an avalanche of hearsay. But now, through new interviews and comprehensive research into previously unpublished sources, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation. A portrait of the era and an evocation of 1950s club life in all it's seedy glamour, A Fine Day for a Hanging sets Ruth's gripping story firmly in it's historical context in order to tell the truth about both her timeless crime and a punishment that was very much of it's time.



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