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

Author: Christopher Hilliard
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Littlehampton Libels tells the story of a poison-pen mystery that led to a miscarriage of justice in the years following the First World War. There would be four criminal trials before the real culprit was finally punished, with the case challenging the police and the prosecuting lawyers as much any capital crime. When a leading Metropolitan Police detective was tasked with solving the case, he questioned the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hilliard
ISBN: 9780198799658 0198799659
OCLC Number: 990635717
Description: viii, 241 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, 1 map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue: Reopening the case --
Beach town --
Easter and after --
A craze for this sort of thing --
Will you let me have that letter --
A case of handwriting --
Circumstances grave and unusual --
Keeping observation --
The perfect witness --
Bad language --
It is not my verdict --
Epilogue: Brought to book --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christopher Hilliard.

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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  Read more...

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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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