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Murder on the Home Front By Molly Lefebure

Murder on the Home Front by Molly Lefebure

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Summary

The remarkable memoir of Molly Lefebure, secretary to the Home Office's chief forensic pathologist during the Second World War. NOW ADAPTED FOR TELEVISION, TO BE BROADCAST ON ITV1 in 2013.

Murder on the Home Front Summary

Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers and Mysteries in the Blitz by Molly Lefebure

It is 1941. While the 'war of chaos' rages in the skies above London, an unending fight against violence, murder and the criminal underworld continues on the streets below.

One ordinary day, in an ordinary courtroom, forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks a keen young journalist to be his secretary. Although the 'horrors of secretarial work' don't appeal to Molly Lefebure, she's intrigued to find out exactly what goes on behind a mortuary door.

Capable and curious, 'Miss Molly' quickly becomes indispensible to Dr Simpson as he meticulously pursues the truth. Accompanying him from sombre morgues to London's most gruesome crime scenes, Molly observes and assists as he uncovers the dark secrets that all murder victims keep.
With a sharp sense of humour and a rebellious spirit, Molly tells her own remarkable true story here with warmth and wit, painting a vivid portrait of wartime London.

Murder on the Home Front Reviews

Gripping . . . like a pitch-dark version of Call the Midwife, dealing with the end of life rather than the beginning. * Sunday Mirror *
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at mid-century crime-fighting * Independent *

Lefebure's youthful bravery shines through, while the grim conditions showcase her terrific wit.
Preserves like a frozen capsule the British grin-and-bear-it spirit and vocabulary of the WWII years.

* Kirkus *

About Molly Lefebure

Molly Lefebure was secretary to acclaimed forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson during the Second World War. Her memoir of her time at the Department of Forensic Medicine was originally published in 1955 as Evidence for the Crown. She went on to write children's books, a biography of Coleridge and several novels. Now in her nineties, she lives in Keswick, Cumbria, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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GOR004628342
9780751552041
0751552046
Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers and Mysteries in the Blitz by Molly Lefebure
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2013-03-14
288
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