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Cries Unheard By Gitta Sereny

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Gitta Sereny pieces together the fractured life of Mary Bell, convicted of manslaughter when she was only eleven years old.
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Cries Unheard by Gitta Sereny

Renowned journalist and biographer Gitta Sereny covered the Mary Bell case in the 1960s and wrote about it at the time. Mary, then eleven, was charged and subsequently convicted of the manslaughter of two younger boys. Following Mary's release on licence, and in collaboration with her, Sereny provides a thought-provoking biography of someone who was considered to have committed an evil crime of unparalleled horror. She brilliantly delves into the mind of this complex and damaged human being and reveals how little was done to investigate Mary's own troubled circumstances. A powerfully disturbing book, it will resonate with all who read it.

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About Gitta Sereny

Gitta Sereny, CBE (1921- 2012) was an Austrian-born biographer, historian and investigative journalist. She was the author of five books, including The Case of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered and Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth for which she was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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Cries Unheard by Gitta Sereny
Gitta Sereny
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Pan Macmillan
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