Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2012

272 Pages | 9 Halftones, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719086182

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The most remarkable woman in England

Poison, celebrity and the trials of Beatrice Pace

John Carter Wood

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first serious study of a murder trial that, although ignored by historians, has proven its popular appeal as a BBC radio play and Granada TV production
  • Offers both a dramatic story and a remarkable window on British media, celebrity culture, attitudes toward gender and concerns about civil liberties in the interwar period
  • Taps in to a strong market for intelligent considerations of crime history and an increasing interest in the cultural history of the 1920s and 30s
  • Alongside police files, newspapers and parliamentary debates, it considers letters sent to its main figure, giving a unique glimpse of the reactions of newspaper readers to the case
  • Unlike most academic histories of media and crime, this book offers a dramatic, absorbing story that will also appeal to fans of real-life and fictional mysteries