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The second last woman in England: Book Club set Maggie Joel.

The second last woman in England: Book Club set Maggie Joel.
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Book Club   Taree . On Loan . 1 Aug 2022
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ISBN 9781741964820
Shelf Location BookClub/J
Book Club
Author Joel, Maggie
Title The second last woman in England : Book Club set / Maggie Joel.
Publication Details Millers Point, NSW: ©2010 Pier 9,
Collation 345 pages : 23 cm. ; 10 copies ;
General Note London, 1953. Mrs Harriet Wallis is found guilty of the murder of her husband, Cecil, and becomes the 2nd-last woman in England to be hanged. From this dramatic beginning, the story moves back a year and, detail by detail, the events that culminate in the demise of a wealthy and happy family are revealed. It was one year earlier that the new nanny arrived, a woman still recovering from the death of her entire family when a V2 rocket struck their East London home. It was a year ago, too, that the Wallises received a visit from police officers investigating shady dealings at Cecil’s shipping firm, casting doubts on Cecil’s reputation and traditional code of behaviour. It was a year ago that Harriet’s life is first thrown into turmoil by the reappearance of a man she did not expect to ever see again and for whose safety she is gravely concerned. It explores the depth of emotions that are always there in every family but rarely surface. And what happens when they do.
Subject Sagas -- Fiction
Australian authors -- Fiction
Book Club set
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