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Chickenfeed (Quick Reads)
by Minette Walters | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 10/22/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AnonymousFinder): available

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 22, 2012

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The subject is a true story: in 1920s East Sussex, the corpse of Elsie Cameron is discovered in a chicken run. The man found guilty of the crime, her fiancé Norman Thorne, was sentenced to death and hanged. At the time of his death, doubts were cast on the verdict, and it is very much Walters' concern to address those doubts here. We're given a fascinating and detailed study of two blighted lives: Norman, living under cramped conditions, is struggling against heavy odds to make a living as a chicken farmer. The unprepossessing Elsie, prickly and self obsessed, finds it difficult to get on with her family or her workmates, and is fired from a succession of jobs. Marriage to Norman is the one thing--she comes to believe--that will change her wretched life, but although she does her damnedest to get the reluctant Norman to marry her, she withholds sex, allowing Norman to undress her and touch her naked body, but forbidding any other sexual contact. Things grow worse, as Elsie's family (keen to rid themselves of her) join their daughter in pressing marriage on the increasingly reluctant Norman. Then he meets someone else... and Elsie disappears.

(ex-library book) 

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 04, 2013

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An interesting short read based on fact. Was Norman guilty or innocent of murder? I guess we'll never know for sure but the tale leads me to feel that he was blameless. However, at the same time it's had to accept an innocent man would dispose of a body in this manner. All-in-all an intriguing little tale. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Kershaw's Garden Centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 05, 2013

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/5/2013 UTC) at Kershaw's Garden Centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


Left on the bookshelf in the Enchanted Café. The books are being sold for charity so if you hunt this down you'll have to pay for the pleasure of taking it home! Not sure which charity they are collecting for but am sure any donation will be much appreciated :o)

Released as part of the AUGUST ONEWORD Challenge (#5)

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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 10, 2014

8 out of 10

INTRESTING Little book found it while having a latte to celebrate my 12 year old son giving a successful talk to other parents of children with autism about his transition to high school. I PLAN to post this book to a friend. 

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