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    Merseyside Murders of the 1920s

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    Interwar Liverpool was a hard place to live. Though the chronic living conditions were being tackled through slum clearance, for some the pressures of poverty and post-war trauma took their toll. This work presents a compilation of murders committed in the Merseyside area in the 1920, including the characters, the crime, trial and punishment.
    ISBN: 9781874181439
    AuthorDavid Parry
    Pub Date04/12/2007
    BindingPaperback
    Pages128
    Availability: In Stock

    Interwar Liverpool was a hard place to live. Though the chronic living conditions were being tackled through widespread slum clearance, for some the pressures of poverty, unemployment, post-war trauma and uncertainty took their toll. Many of the cases in this collection of murders in 1920s Merseyside show all too clearly how bleak life could be, how little hope those involved had. But while we can feel pity for some of the people we meet in these accounts, murder is murder and most paid the ultimate penalty. The bad, sad and mad all appear in this book, which is both a fascinating read and a valuable piece of social history, with additional material on subjects such as poisoning, suicide, shellshock and firearms.

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    Interwar Liverpool was a hard place to live. Though the chronic living conditions were being tackled through widespread slum clearance, for some the pressures of poverty, unemployment, post-war trauma and uncertainty took their toll. Many of the cases in this collection of murders in 1920s Merseyside show all too clearly how bleak life could be, how little hope those involved had. But while we can feel pity for some of the people we meet in these accounts, murder is murder and most paid the ultimate penalty. The bad, sad and mad all appear in this book, which is both a fascinating read and a valuable piece of social history, with additional material on subjects such as poisoning, suicide, shellshock and firearms.