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

Author: Christopher Hilliard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : 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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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)967836169
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hilliard
ISBN: 9780192520258 0192520253
OCLC Number: 992385942
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages ): illustrations.
Responsibility: Christopher Hilliard.

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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 residents of the seaside town of Littlehampton about their neighbours' vocabularies, how often they wrote letters, what their handwriting was like, whether they swore-and how they swore, for the letters at the heart of the case were often bizarre in their abuse. The archive that the investigation produced shows in extraordinary detail how ordinary people could use the English language in inventive and surprising ways at a time when universal literacy was still a novelty. Their personal lives, too, had surprises. The detective's inquiries and the courtroom dramas laid bare their secrets and the intimate details of neighbourhood and family life.

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