Rex v Edith Thompson

CD - unabridged
(14 CDs)
Product Number: CX4662
Released: 01 Apr, 2019
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ISBN: #9781528820820
Narrator(s): Laura Thompson
Publisher: W F Howes
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On the night of 3 October 1922, in the quiet suburb of Ilford, Edith Thompson and her husband Percy were walking home after an evening spent at a London theatre, when a man sprang out of the darkness and stabbed Percy to death. The assailant was Frederick Bywaters, a twenty-year-old merchant seaman who had been Edith's lover. When the police learned of his relationship with Edith, she was arrested as his accomplice, despite protesting her innocence. The remarkably intense love letters Edith wrote to Freddy – some of them couched in ambiguous language – were read out at their trial for murder at the Old Bailey. They would seal her fate: Edith and Freddy were hanged for the murder of Percy Thompson in January 1923. Freddy was demonstrably guilty; but was Edith truly so?

Author(s): Laura Thompson
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2019

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MP3 CD
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Author(s): Laura Thompson
Narrator(s): Laura Thompson
Product Number MPCD3606
Released: 01 Apr, 2019
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528820837
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Author(s): Laura Thompson
Narrator(s): Laura Thompson
Product Number D6064
Released: 01 Apr, 2019
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528822138
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Author(s): Laura Thompson
Narrator(s): Laura Thompson
Product Number TCM2584
Released: 01 Apr, 2019
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528820844

Professional reviews

"In shattering detail and with masterful emotional insight, Laura Thompson investigates what the trial and execution of Edith Thompson tell us about perceptions of women in early twentieth-century Britain. “Another dark parable of society's vilification of women. Intelligent ... A tantalizing investigation.” KATE COLQUHOUN"

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