Publication Date 19 September

Two children ‘died by poison but whether accidentally taken or maliciously administered there was insufficient evidence to prove.’

Crime writer, Malcolm Noble, asks how a family could grow from the fringes of Victorian criminality and emerge as the twentieth century family which he knew and very much respected.

He says, ‘I cannot turn away from the evidence that killing their children was an option to be considered not only by my great-great-great grandparents, but also in their wider community.’

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