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Top 40 Book Club : 2011
20 21 ‘ .. .his wife Harriet enters the room and shoots her husband six times in cold blood ... ThE sEcond-lasT woman in England // maggie joel It’s the end of May in 1953 and Cecil Wallis decides that rather than watching the Queen Elizabeth Coronation on the street, he will purchase a television for his family to watch the event in the comfort of their home. During the coronation his wife Harriet enters the room and shoots her husband six times in cold blood. This novel follows the events in the year leading up to his murder. What provoked Harriet to shoot her husband? In November 1953, Harriet Wallis becomes the second-last woman in England to be hanged for the murder of her husband. F