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Riassunto: It is 1941. While the 'war of chaos' rages in the skies above London, an unending fight against violence, murder and the criminal underworld continues on the streets below. One ordinary day, in an ordinary courtroom, forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks a keen young journalist to be his secretary. Although the 'horrors of secretarial work' don't appeal to Molly Lefebure, she's intrigued to find out exactly what goes on behind a mortuary door. Capable and curious, 'Miss Molly' quickly becomes indispensible to Dr Simpson as he meticulously pursues the truth. Accompanying him from sombre morgues to London's most gruesome crime scenes, Molly observes and assists as he uncovers the dark secrets that all murder victims keep. With a sharp sense of humour and a rebellious spirit, Molly tells her own remarkable true story here with warmth and wit, painting a vivid portrait of wartime London.
L'autore: Molly Lefebure was secretary to acclaimed forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson during the Second World War. Her memoir of her time at the Department of Forensic Medicine was originally published in 1955 as Evidence for the Crown. She went on to write children's books, a biography of Coleridge and several novels. Now in her nineties, she lives in Keswick, Cumbria, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Titolo: Murder on the Home Front
Casa editrice: Grafton
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Grafton, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002238763
Descrizione libro Grafton, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Good. yellow pages due to age, stains on sides, cover creased and frayed, **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria 2424704
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR001297566
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: 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. Codice libro della libreria GOR001978238
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria PL01548598B
Descrizione libro Grafton., 1990. Softcover / Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. First edition. Paperback. First published in h/back in 1954 as 'Evidence for the Crown'. The author's memoir of her time as pathologist Keith Simpson's secretary from 1940-1945. Dealing with anything from 10 to 28 bodies in a day, on an endless round of post-mortems from Portsmouth to Paddington. The author took her portable typewriter - and strong stomach - into the autopsy room to transcribe Simpson's notes as, under his skilled hands, the corpses yielded up their secrets. With Simpson, she investigated murders, suicides, manslaughters, infanticides, accidents and criminal abortions on a never-ending exploration of London - from the filthy courtyards and tenements of Limehouse and Bethnal Green to the plushy affluence and sordid secrets of the West End. Journeying into the country she examined corpses in copses and cottages, among cabbages and on cricket pitches - each body with its own tale to tell. Presenting a series of vividly described cases and colourful portraits of murderers, mortuary attendants and policemen, the book is the occasionally shocking, always charming inside account of scientific detection in wartime Britain. Illus. 299pp. p/back. Lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers. Codice libro della libreria 11201
Descrizione libro Grafton, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110586208542