A Fine Day for a Hanging


  • Author: Carol Ann Lee
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 2484145 Bytes


In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint's 'duties'. Despite Ruth's infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was buried by an avalanche of hearsay. But now, through new interviews and comprehensive research into previously unpublished sources, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation. A portrait of the era and an evocation of 1950s club life in all its seedy glamour, A Fine Day for a Hanging s...

Some Strange Corners of our Country. The Wonderland of the Southwest. [Illustrated.]


  • Author: Charles Fletcher Lummis
  • Release Date : 2012-08-30
  • Genre: Earth Sciences
  • File Size: 75495587 Bytes


The GEOGRAPHY & TOPOGRAPHY collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. Offering some insights into the study and mapping of the natural world, this collection includes texts on Babylon, the geographies of China, and the medieval Islamic world. Also included are regional geographies and volumes on environmental determinism, topographical analyses of England, China, ancient Jerusalem, and significant tracts of North America....