MY SON'S EXECUTION

Author: Bentley (William George)
Year: 1957
Publisher: Allen
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF.
Price: 60.00
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Hardback. Intro' by Nigel Morland. Ever since his 19-yr. old son Derek was hanged for the murder of a London policeman, the author, a man in humble circumstances, dedictaed his life until he died in 1974, (when his daughter Iris carried on, and who has now also died) to the task of vindicating his son's name. Christopher Craig, Derek's 16-yr. old accomplice and the person who actually fired the fatal shot, escaped the death penalty because he was under age. The verdict at the trial and the subsequent carrying out of the death sentence aroused a passionate public outcry. He was hanged on January 28, 1953. In this book, William Bentley establishes that his son had no criminal instincts. He was honest, truthful and kindly, but weak-willed. He eventually came under the domination of an evil companion - Christopher Craig. In this simple, human book, Derek Bentley's father made a moving and startling re-appraisal of the case. An important and at the time, a controversial book. Illus. 175pp. 8vo. h/back. Lightly browned and foxed edges o/w Nr. F. with bright gilt lettering to sp. Scarce.

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