ONE OF YOUR OWN The Life and Death of Myra Hindley

Author: Lee (Carol Ann)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
ISBN: 9781845965457
Price: 6.00
Softcover. On November 15, 2002, Myra Hindley died in prison, one of the rare women whose crimes were deemed so indefensible that 'life' really did mean 'life'. Without a doubt Britain's most notorious murderess, her death has done nothing to diminish the shadow she casts across our collective consciousness. But who was the woman behind the headlines? How could a seemingly normal girl, with no intimations of violence in her character, grow up to commit such terrible acts? Her defenders - many of them high-profile individuals - claim she fell under Ian Brady's spell, but is this the truth? Was her insistence that she had changed, that she felt deep remorse and had reverted to the Catholicism of her childhood genuine or a calculating bid to win parole? The author explores these questions and many others, drawing on a wide range of resources, including Hindley's own unseen writings, hundreds of released prison files, fresh interviews and extensive new research. It was the first in-depth study of Hindley, returning her humanity to her and thereby revealing the woman and her crimes in the context of our collective history. Scrupulously researched and compellingly well written, this book is the challenging definitive biography of Britain's 'most hated woman'. Illus., Appendix, Notes, Bibliog. and Index. 463pp. trade size softcover. Several pp. are creased, due to poor storage, but still Vg.


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