This is one boy's year of adventure, abuse, crippling poverty and encounters with the welfare officers, the nuns, the police - and The Moors Murderers.

Author: Tommy Rattigan


ISBN: 1907324607

Category: Hulme (England)

Page: 382

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A raw and often funny snapshot of 7-year-old Tommy's brutal young life amid the derelict terraced houses of Manchester's Hulme. This is one boy's year of adventure, abuse, crippling poverty and encounters with the welfare officers, the nuns, the police - and The Moors Murderers.

Serial Killers and the Media

1963: A Slice of Bread and Jam. London: Mirror Books. Ritchie, J. (1988). Mira Hindley: Inside the Mind of a Murderess. Angus & Robertson. Rojek, C. (2001). Celebrity. London: Reaktion. Sandbrook, D. (2006).

Author: Ian Cummins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030048761

Category: Law

Page: 211

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This book examines the media and cultural responses to the awful crimes of Brady and Hindley, whose murders provided a template for future media reporting on serial killers. It explores a wide variety of topics relating to the Moors Murders case including: the historical and geographical context of the murders, the reporting of the case and the unique features which have become standard for other murder cases e.g. nicknames for the serial killers, and it discusses the nature of evil and psychopaths and how they are represented in film, drama, novels and art. It also questions the ethics of the “serial killing industry” and how the modern cultural fixation on celebrity has extended to serial killers, and it explores the impact on the journalists and police officers from being involved in such cases including some interviews with them. The treatment of Brady and Hindley by the media also raises profound questions about the nature of punishment including the links between mental illness and crime and whether there is ever the prospect of redemption. This book draws on cultural studies, criminology, sociology and socio-legal studies to offers a multi-dimensional analysis of the impact of this case and then uses this as a basis for the analysis of more recent cases such as the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe and Harold Shipman.

The Moors Murderers

1963 A Slice of Bread and Jam. Mirror Books, 2017. Potter, John Deane. The Monsters of The Moors. Elek Books Ltd, 1966. Staff, Duncan. The Lost Boy. Transworld Publishers, 2007. Garrett, Geoffrey and Nott, Andrew. Cause of Death.

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Pen and Sword True Crime

ISBN: 9781399098786

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

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Meticulously researched by C.G.C. Cook, ‘The Moors Murderers’ gives readers a rare and fascinating look into the lives of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley – often known as the evillest couple in British history. After a torture and killing spree that lasted two years and left five innocent children dead, many aspects of their lives have been kept hidden from the public. Cook’s new release changes that – making unseen photographs, letters and accounts public for the first time. In the mid 1960s, the serenity of Saddleworth Moor was forever interrupted, even if people didn’t yet know it, as the area became a grave for the innocent child victims of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. The couple’s vile torture and killings have shaken up British history ever since, with the couple often considered two of the most evil people to have lived. However, the public still have many questions about who they were and how their dysfunctional relationship operated. In this book, many artifacts become public for the first time, including photographs from Ian Brady’s ‘Tartan album’, police interviews and witness statements, which shed vital new light on Brady, Hindley and the dangerous cocktail their union became.

Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965

... Murders (London: Pavilion Books, 2017). 44. Cowley, Face to Face with Evil. 45. See Val McDermid, A Place of Execution (London: HarperCollins, 2010); Tommy Rhattigan, 1963: A Slice of Bread and Jam (London: Mirror Books, 2017). 46.

Author: Nick Basannavar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030831486

Category: Child sexual abuse

Page: 330

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This book investigates the changes and continuities in the ways in which sexual violence has been interpreted and represented in Britain since 1965. It explores the representational trail of the Moors murders and subsequent trial of 1966, the emergence of age of consent abolitionism in the 1970s, Clevelands child sexual abuse crisis of 1987-8, and 2010 and 20s contemplations on the Jimmy Savile scandal. Harnessing research into popular media forms and a huge range of personal, political and professional records, Nick Basannavar carefully parses and illustrates the ways in which journalists, medical workers, politicians, lobbyists and other groups assembled and animated their narratives, revealing complex rhetorical and emotional processes. This book challenges problematic conceptual dichotomies such as silence/noise or ignorance/knowledge. It shows instead that although categories such as child sexual abuse and paedophilia may be relatively recent linguistic value-constructs, sexual violence against children has existed and been represented across historical moments, in changeable and challenging ways. Nick Basannavar is an historian specialising in the cultural, social and sexual history of postwar Britain. He completed his doctoral research at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, where he has also taught modern British history.

Boy Number 26

Tommy Rhattigan takes us, in his own inimitable way, back to his own childhood of pranks, cruelty and laughter grown from a need to survive his daily torment and to stick two fingers up to the system that was failing him so spectacularly.

Author: Tommy Rhattigan


ISBN: 1912624176

Category: Abused children

Page: 336

View: 297


Placing a child in care doesn't mean caring for a child. When little Tommy Rhattigan was taken into care in 1963 aged just 7, he entered a closed off world of institutional sexual abuse. Moved between a care home in Manchester to a reform school in Liverpool, the state was supposed to pick up the duty of care that his parents had failed to give him. But instead, separated from his siblings, young Tommy was thrown to the wolves. Tommy Rhattigan takes us, in his own inimitable way, back to his own childhood of pranks, cruelty and laughter grown from a need to survive his daily torment and to stick two fingers up to the system that was failing him so spectacularly.


In the jam on the slice of bread was a wasp that had drowned itself in the jam pot . I didn't spot the wasp until it was too late , and in my impatience to get outside the bread and jam , the sting of that dead wasp was helped into the ...

Author: Great Britain. Forestry Commission


ISBN: MINN:31951D003909307

Category: Forests and forestry


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Institutionalized in a Children s Home

Skellow Hall 1950-1963 a True Story of a Child and Children in a Home Allan Cooke. Monday morning was corn flakes with the same amount of milk, beans on toast, half a slice of toast, four half slices of bread and marmalade, ...

Author: Allan Cooke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477238264

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 271

View: 701


A Lost Childhood This is the story of injustice and cruelty experienced by one boy during his years spent in the care of a West Riding County Councils Children's Home, from being an infant of two until the age of seventeen. Memories which have stayed with him to this day are recorded in this book. "They stole my childhood, something I will never forgive them for."

The Man Who Was Thursday A Nightmare

“I have often wondered,” said the Marquis, taking a great bite out of a slice of bread and jam, “whether it wouldn't be better for me to do it with a knife. Most of the best things have been brought off with a knife.

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781773562117


Page: 78

View: 878