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Inhaltsangabe: In December 1968 two girls - Mary Bell, eleven, and Norma Bell, thirteen (neighbours, but not related) - stood before a criminal court in Newcastle, accused of strangling, within a six-week period, Martin Brown, four years old, and Brian Howe, three. Norma was acquitted. Mary Bell, the younger but infinitely more sophisticated and cooler of the two, was found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder because of 'diminished responsibility' and was sentenced to 'detention' for life. Step by step, the extraordinary murders, the events surrounding them, the alternately bizzare and nonchalant behaviour of the two girls, their brazen offers to help the distraught families of the dead boys, the police work that led to their apprehension, and the trial itself are grippingly re-created in this rare-study of the wanton murder of child by child. What emerges with equal force is the inability of society to anticipate such events and to take adequate steps once disaster has struck.
Über den Autor: Gitta Sereny is of Hungarian-Austrian extraction and is trilingual in English, French and German. During the Second World War she became a social worker, caring for war-damaged children in France. She gave hundreds of lectures in schools and colleges in America and, when the war ended, she worked as a Child Welfare Officer in UNRRA displaced persons' camps in Germany. In 1949 she married the American Vogue photographer Don Honeyman and settled in London, where they brought up a son and a daughter and where she began her career as a journalist. Her journalistic work was of great variety but focussed particularly on the Third Reich and troubled children. She wrote mainly for the Daily Telegraph Magazine, the Sunday Times, The Times, the Independent and the Independent on Sunday Review. She also contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. Her books include: The Medallion, a novel; The Invisible Children, on child prostitution; Into That Darkness; and a biographical examination of Albert Speer. Gitta Sereny died in June 2012.
Titel: Case of Mary Bell
Verlag: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung London Eyre Methuen Ltd 1972, 1972. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, first impression. Publisher's grey boards with gilt lettering to spine. Owner's bookplate on free endpaper. Clear, removable, archival protective sleeve fitted to dust-jacket. Octavo. pp. 232. A book in Very Good condition in a Very Good dust-jacket that is not price-clipped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100495
Buchbeschreibung Eyre Methuen, London, 1972. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good+. HB. Grey cloth boards with bright silver lettering to spine. 229 pages. DJ clipped, has slight wear (and one tiny tear) around edges, corners and joints. Book tight and clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004850
Buchbeschreibung Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 1st Edition. Internally very nice, clean copy. Tight, clean and crisp, Wrapper has slightly worn edges. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100259
Buchbeschreibung Eyre Methuen, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Eyre Methuen, London, 1972. Hardcover. Used. First Printing. Book in Near Fine condition. Dust Cover very good. Dust Jacket has been laminated. Laminate has started to separate at spine folds to both front and rear panels. This is still nevertheless an excellent copy. Not price-clipped. Included is a letter from the publishers to Diane Athill. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000317
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR004789598
Buchbeschreibung Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Acceptable Jacket. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). Private Bookplate. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 132199
Buchbeschreibung Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0413279405