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A fine day for a hanging : the real Ruth Ellis story

Author: Carol Ann Lee
Publisher: Edinburgh : Mainstream, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'I know that I am going to die, and I'm ready to do so. You won't hear anything from me that says I didn't kill David. I did kill him. And whatever the circumstances you as a lawyer will appreciate that it's a life for a life.' 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ruth Ellis; Ruth Ellis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Ann Lee
ISBN: 9781780575261 1780575262 9781780573694 1780573693
OCLC Number: 782997786
Awards: Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2013.
Description: 1 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Carol Ann Lee.

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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. This book sets  Read more...

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"Worthy of Truman Capote" -- Laurence Marks, Playwright And Screenwriter "Wonderful ... it will become the standard reference on Ruth Ellis" -- Stewart P. Evans, Crime Historian "A forensically Read more...

 
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