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Pen to Print Book Launch: Eithne Cullen The Ogress of Reading

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A debut Pen to Print: Real People, Real Stories, Book Challenge Novel.

Eithne Cullen will be telling us how she came to write her novel, about the process of writing as part of The Book Challenge and the fascinating real story that inspired this amazing debut book. Join us to celebrate the launch of Eithne’s book and yet another success for the Pen to Print Book Challenge!

About The Ogress of Reading
The body of a baby found in a river, a young woman's sadness at giving up her child, one policeman's efforts to bring a killer to justice...

Everyone has heard of Jack the Ripper who killed five women. This is the story of an even more prolific, yet little known serial killer from the same period in history, Amelia Dyer. Dyer, the Ogress of Reading, confessed to taking more than three hundred lives. She was a baby farmer and murderer in a society where unmarried women were shamed by pregnancy and the lives of their babies were not valued.

The Ogress of Reading uses a mixture of fiction and fact to explore Dyer's crimes and the lives of those affected by them.


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