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In London's South Kensington, in the austere years immediately following the end of the war, Mrs Harriet Wallis is convicted of the murder of her husband, Cecil, and is sentenced to death by hanging. Leading a pampered if conventional existence, the Wallises appear to have a contented life. However, when the police turn up at their front door on the day the new nanny arrives, the first of a chain of events is begun that will culminate in Cecil's murder. Set in a post-War period when a well-to-do British family's existence - both outside and inside the house - is ruled by a strict set of conventions, The Second-last Woman in England explores the depth of emotions that are always there in every family but rarely surface. And what happens when they do.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Maggie Joel
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: Australia
ISBN 10: 1741964822
Publication Date: 01 April 2010
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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