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The Littlehampton libels : a miscarriage of justice and a mystery about words in 1920s England

Author: Christopher Hilliard
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Littlehampton in the 1920s was menaced by a bizarre poison-pen case, which required the attention of a leading Metropolitan Police detective, and resulted in four criminal trials before the real culprit was finally punished. The Littlehampton Libels untangles this mystery story, exploring the inner lives of an English working-class community.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)966922220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hilliard
ISBN: 9780191839849 0191839841 9780192520258 0192520253
OCLC Number: 969553377
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; THE LITTLEHAMPTON LIBELS: A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE AND A MYSTERY ABOUT WORDS IN 1920s ENGLAND; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; Illustrations; Introduction; Prologue: Reopening the Case; 1: Beach Town; 2: Easter and After; 3: A Craze for This Sort of Thing; 4: Will You Let Me Have That Letter; 5: A Case of Handwriting; 6: Circumstances Grave and Unusual; 7: Keeping Observation; 8: The Perfect Witness; 9: Bad Language; 10: It Is Not My Verdict; Epilogue: Brought to Book; Conclusion; Notes; Introduction; Prologue; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5 Chapter 6Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Epilogue; Conclusion; References; A. Primary sources; I. Manuscripts and archives; II. Official publications; III. Newspapers; IV. Books and articles; B. Secondary sources; I. Books and articles; II. Report; III. Websites; Index
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The tale unfolds with all the fascination of a mystery thriller ... few towns could offer such an extraordinary story, nor hope to find a better qualified chronicler. * Sussex Life *

 
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