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This Woman: The secret prison affair and escape plot of Myra Hindley, Britain's most notorious criminal Howard Sounes

This Woman: The secret prison affair and escape plot of Myra Hindley, Britain's most notorious criminal By Howard Sounes

This Woman: The secret prison affair and escape plot of Myra Hindley, Britain's most notorious criminal by Howard Sounes


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The amazing true story of how Britain's most notorious criminal fell in love with her prison guard and their attempted escape.

This Woman: The secret prison affair and escape plot of Myra Hindley, Britain's most notorious criminal Summary

This Woman: The secret prison affair and escape plot of Myra Hindley, Britain's most notorious criminal by Howard Sounes

In 1973, Myra Hindley, the most notorious woman in Britain, is serving a life sentence for the moors murders - a case that shocked the world. Behind bars she has fallen in love.

When Hindley is refused parole she persuades a sympathetic prison officer and former nun to help her break out of London's grim Holloway prison. The women plan to run away together to Brazil.

Twenty years after Hindley's death, this extraordinary true story is brought to life in vivid new detail by Howard Sounes, author of the true crime classic Fred & Rose, drawing on unseen prison files and new interviews with former Holloway inmates, prison officers and detectives. It is a tale of infatuation and manipulation, crime and punishment.

Despite her part in the appalling murders of five children and teenagers, Myra Hindley is revealed as a highly complex woman of intelligence and charm, which she used to get what she wanted. Or was she, as her supporters claimed, a misunderstood person who regretted her past and only attempted to escape out of desperation?

Revealing the 'most wicked woman in Britain' in new light, This Woman is an atmospheric prison story and a love story that will make readers think again about the woman behind the moors murders.

About Howard Sounes

Howard Sounes is the author of ten biographical books including Heist and the enormous true crime bestseller Fred & Rose, as well as biographies of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski. An expert in the Fred and Rose West murder case, Howard is also the presenter of the podcast series, Unheard: the Fred & Rose West Tapes (nominated for Best True Crime Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020) and producer of documentaries. This book is based on significant original research into Myra Hindley's story. Alongside the book, Howard has made a recent ITV documentary about Hindley and is developing a TV film based on Myra Hindley's prison story.

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GOR013222473
9781841885117
1841885118
This Woman: The secret prison affair and escape plot of Myra Hindley, Britain's most notorious criminal by Howard Sounes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2023-08-03
352
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