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The Resource A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson, (sound recording)

A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson, (sound recording)

Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson
Title
A tale of two murders
Title remainder
guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson
Statement of responsibility
Laura Thompson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Tale of Two Murders is an engrossing examination of the Ilford murder, which became a legal cause ceþle`bre in the 1920s, and led to the hanging of Edith Thompson and her lover, Freddy Bywaters. On the night of October 3, 1922, as Edith and her husband, Percy, were walking home from the theatre, a man sprang out of the darkness and stabbed Percy to death. The assailant was none other than Bywaters. When the police discovered his relationship with Edith, she--who had denied knowledge of the attack--was arrested as his accomplice. Her passionate love letters to Bywaters, read out at the ensuing trial, sealed her fate, even though Bywaters insisted Edith had no part in planning the murder. They were both hanged. Freddy was demonstrably guilty; but was Edith truly so? In shattering detail and with masterful emotional insight, Laura Thompson charts the course of a liaison with thrice-fatal consequences, and investigates what a troubling case tells us about perceptions of women, innocence, and guilt
Cataloging source
IFA
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1964-
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Thompson, Laura
Dewey number
364.152/30922
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jilly Bond
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Bond, Jilly
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  • Thompson, Edith
  • Bywaters, Frederick Edward Francis
  • Thompson, Percy
  • Bywaters, Frederick Edward Francis
  • Thompson, Edith
  • Thompson, Percy
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • England
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • MP3 format compact disc. Will only play on CD players adapted for MP3 format
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079055953
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 audio discs (16 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781974918126
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1079055953
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A tale of two murders : guilt, innocence, and the execution of Edith Thompson, Laura Thompson, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • MP3 format compact disc. Will only play on CD players adapted for MP3 format
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079055953
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 audio discs (16 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781974918126
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1079055953
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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