TEN RILLINGTON PLACE Christie & Evans:The First Full Story of an Appalling Miscarriage of Justice

Author: Kennedy (Ludovic)
Year: 1961
Publisher: Gollancz.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
Price: 50.00
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Hardback. A controversial and infamous murder story. In 1949 a man called Timothy John Evans was hanged for the murder of his child, whose body, together with that of its mother, Beryl Evans, had been found strangled in the wash-house of 10 Rillington Place, London. Fours years later, 4 more bodies were found. All of these were women and all had been strangled - on his own admission - by John Reginald Christie. In addition, 2 other bodies were found in the garden. According to John Eddowes in his book 'The Two Killers of Rillington Place' - there was no miscarriage of justice as Evans was guilty. Illus. + Notes, Maps and Plans. 308pp. 8vo. h/back. Includes loosely inserted photocopies of a letter and envelope from Ethel Christie to her sister Lily Bartle dated December 5, 1949, which was written shortly after the discovery of the Evans' bodies, together with a photocopy of part of a newspaper cutting on the auction of personal letters written by Ethel Christie, plus a photocopy of a letter from Michael Eddowes (John Eddowes's son) relating to the miscarriage of justice when Timothy Evans was hanged, along with a photocopied piece written in October 1970 by Ludovic Kennedy, relating to the eventual posthumous free pardon recommended by Mr. Roy Jenkins which the Queen immediately granted. Lightly browned edges o/w Vg+ in sl. frayed Vg. dw. which has a small amount of wear to head/tail of sp.

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