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The killing of Louisa / Janet Lee.

By: Lee, Janet [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: St Lucia, Q.L.D. : University of Queensland Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 266 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780702260223 (paperback).Subject(s): Collins, Louisa, 1848-1889 -- Fiction | Women murderers -- New South Wales -- Fiction | Women prisoners -- New South Wales -- Fiction | Trials (Murder) -- New South Wales -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Capital punishment -- Australia -- Fiction | Australian fictionGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: A823.4 Awards: Queensland literary awards winner.Summary: Finally, convicted murderess Louisa Collins can tell her own story. But will she confess? Louisa Collins was hung in New South Wales in 1889. She was tried four times for the alleged murders of her two husbands. In three of those trials the juries could not agree that she was guilty. At her fourth trial the testimony of Louisa's young daughter, May, contributed to Louisa's conviction. Intimately reimagined from Louisa's perspective, with a story that just might fit the historical facts, this clever and compelling novel visits Louisa in her prison cell as she reflects on her life and the death and loss that have dictated her fate. Will she confess? Or was an innocent woman brutally hanged?
List(s) this item appears in: Davitt Awards 2019 - Australian Women Crime Writers
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Finally, convicted murderess Louisa Collins can tell her own story. But will she confess? Louisa Collins was hung in New South Wales in 1889. She was tried four times for the alleged murders of her two husbands. In three of those trials the juries could not agree that she was guilty. At her fourth trial the testimony of Louisa's young daughter, May, contributed to Louisa's conviction. Intimately reimagined from Louisa's perspective, with a story that just might fit the historical facts, this clever and compelling novel visits Louisa in her prison cell as she reflects on her life and the death and loss that have dictated her fate. Will she confess? Or was an innocent woman brutally hanged?

Queensland literary awards winner.

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