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Daddy’s Girls

Anna Vaux, 23 September 1993

Murder in the Heart: A True Life Psychological Thriller 
by Alexandra Artley.
Hamish Hamilton, 268 pp., £14.99, July 1993, 0 241 13150 2
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... they arrived, which of the women had made the call and which was in fact the wife. According to Alexandra Artley, June and Hilda Thompson ‘fully expected to go to prison for the rest of their lives’. They pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter, and received only a token punishment: two years’ imprisonment suspended for two ...

Down Dalston Lane

Neal Ascherson, 27 June 1991

A Journey through Ruins: The Last Days of London 
by Patrick Wright.
Radius, 294 pp., £16.99, May 1991, 0 09 173190 9
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... prices, and a deepening chasm between Spitalfields rich and poor which ceased to be picturesque. Alexandra Artley, a writer who has changed her mind on these things, told him recently that ‘if you cannot feel the suffering and the need of human beings around you, well, then your connoisseurship is an empty thing and a wicked thing in my ...

Rodinsky’s Place

Patrick Wright, 29 October 1987

White Chappell: Scarlet Tracings 
by Iain Sinclair.
Goldmark, 210 pp., £12.50, October 1987, 1 870507 00 2
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... as cultural exotica – a performance in the retinal theatre of the yuppie flâneur. Alexandra Artley, co-author of the diverting New Georgian Handbook, has gone on to make a distinct journalistic style from this rather beady-eyed form of social observation: one with which she adorns the Spectator.* Dwarves in Clerkenwell or broken-down ...

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