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The poison principle : a memoir about family secrets and literary poisonings, Gail Bell

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The poison principle : a memoir about family secrets and literary poisonings
Title
The poison principle
Title remainder
a memoir about family secrets and literary poisonings
Statement of responsibility
Gail Bell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Dr William Macbeth poisoned two of his sons in 1927, his wife and sister hid the murders in the intensely private realm of family secrets. Macbeth behaved as if he were immune to consequences and avoided detection and punishment. Or did he? Secrets can be as corrosive as poison, and as time passed, the story of Macbeth haunted and divided his descendants. His grand-daughter, Gail Bell, spent ten years reading the literature of poisoning in order to understand Macbeth's life. Herself a chemist, she listened for echoes in the great cases of the nineteenth century, in myths, fiction, and poison lore. Intricate, elegant, and beautifully realised, The Poison Principle is a book about family secrets and literary poisonings
Summary
When Dr William Macbeth poisoned two of his sons in 1927, his wife and sister hid the murders in the intensely private realm of family secrets. Macbeth behaved as if he were immune to consequences and avoided detection and punishment. Or did he? Secrets can be as corrosive as poison, and as time passed, the story of Macbeth haunted and divided his descendants. His grand-daughter, Gail Bell, spent ten years reading the literature of poisoning in order to understand Macbeth's life. Herself a chemist, she listened for echoes in the great cases of the nineteenth century, in myths, fiction, and poison lore. Intricate, elegant, and beautifully realised, The Poison Principle is a book about family secrets and literary poisonings.
Biography type
collective biography
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10640508
Cataloging source
APLS
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1950-
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Bell, Gail
Dewey number
  • 615.9
  • 364.1523
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Macbeth, William
  • Macbeth family
  • Family secrets
  • Families
  • Poisoners
  • Poisoners
  • Poisoning
  • Poisons
  • Poisoning
  • Poisons in literature
Target audience
adult
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a memoir about family secrets and literary poisonings
Label
The poison principle : a memoir about family secrets and literary poisonings, Gail Bell
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney : Pan Macmillan, 2001
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 251-254
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059668087
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781925143379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974929778
Label
The poison principle : a memoir about family secrets and literary poisonings, Gail Bell
Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney : Pan Macmillan, 2001
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 251-254
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059668087
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781925143379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974929778

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