SUPERSTITION. The True Story of the Nanny They Called a Witch.

Author: Compton (Carole) with Cole (Gerald)
Year: 1990
Publisher: Ebury Press.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/NrF
ISBN: 9780852238028
Price: £8.00
Hardback. With an Afterword by Guy Lyon Playfair. In August 1982, Carole Compton, a shy, pretty, 20-yr. old Scottish nanny was arrested on the Italian holiday island of Elba, accused of arson and the attempted murder of her 3-yr. old charge. While the child slept, its cot had inexplicably burst into flames. An hysterical and superstitious grandmother immediately accused Carole of casting an evil eye. To Carole's disbelief and horror, the police suspected her too. She found herself arrested and imprisoned without trial for a total of 17mths. This is Carole's own account of her ordeal which saw her abandoned by her Italian fiancé, denied legal aid as a foreigner, and pilloried by the Italian press as a modern-day witch. Though Carole has always denied any belief in the paranormal, many of the world's foremost authorities on the subject believed that her experiences showed classic symptons of a poltergeist attack. But, unfortunately their evidence was never heard in court. 214pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gtregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in Nr. F. dw.


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