Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"A kind and loving God won't let my small ship run aground"

Though I'm not religious at all personally, this rather passed to my day today (in a good way) professionally.

And, you know, most importantly: it rocks.

The Mountain Goats, 'Romans 10:9'

Friday, July 06, 2012

"It was obvious from the first that this woman’s tragic story had deeply impressed the crowd."

On this day (6 July) in 1928, the trial of Beatrice Pace for the arsenic murder of her husband came to a sudden end with her acquittal.

It's this episode that opens my new book, The Most Remarkable Woman in England: Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace, released next month (20 August) by Manchester University Press.

This week, I've been providing some glimpses of the trial coverage in the Daily Mirror at the blog I've created related to the book.

One of today's posts, for instance, shows the front-page coverage of the acquittal and a commentary from the paper on the meaning of the case.