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Fred and Edie

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Fred and Edie by Jill Dawson
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In December 1922 Edith Thompson, a smart, bright, lower-middle class woman who worked in a milliner's shop, was tried for conspiring with her young lover Frederick Bywaters to murder her husband, Percy. The sensational trial, which took place in front of heaving crowds at the Old Bailey, unravelled a real life drama as exciting as any blockbuster: an illicit love affair, a back-street abortion, domestic violence, murder and a double execution. FRED AND EDIE draws together powerful threads between personal memory and public lives, between innocence and responsibility, and between fact and fiction. It is an exploration of a woman caught in the net of her own private fantasy and the conflicts of the era in which she lived, of her muddled attempt to defy convention and reshape her own destiny, and, finally, of the devastation she left in her wake.

Author Biography

Jill Dawson is an award-winning poet, novelist and editor of several anthologies. She was the British Council Fellow at Amherst College, Massachusetts in l997 and is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow in Writing at the University of East Anglia.
Release date NZ
December 28th, 2006
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Sceptre
Pages
288
Dimensions
128x19x197
ISBN-13
9780340936283
Product ID
1697991

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