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A Fine Day for a Hanging

(2012)
The Real Ruth Ellis Story
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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 But now, through new interviews and comprehensive research into previously unpublished sources, Carol Ann Leeexamines the facts without agenda or sensation.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 sets Ruth's gripping story firmly in its historical context in order to tell the truth about both her timeless crime and a punishment that was very much of its time.



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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Fine Day for a Hanging: The Real Ruth Ellis Story
Author(s): Carol Ann Lee
ISBN: 1-78057-623-4 / 978-1-78057-623-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Fine Day for a Hanging: The Real Ruth Ellis Story
Author(s): Carol Ann Lee
ISBN: 1-78057-526-2 / 978-1-78057-526-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fine Day for a Hanging, A
Author(s): Carol Ann Lee
ISBN: 1-5318-7304-9 / 978-1-5318-7304-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Fine Day for a Hanging
Author(s): Carol Ann Lee
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Fine Day for a Hanging
Author(s): Carol Ann Lee
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Fine Day for a Hanging
Author(s): Carol Ann Lee
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Fine Day for a Hanging: The Real Ruth Ellis Story
Author(s): Carol Ann Lee
Publisher: Mainstream Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU