The Poison Principle by Gail Bell (Signed)
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.
Paperback | 276 pages
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.9 | 228g
01 Jun 2001
Pan Macmillan Australia
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text. The author has written a message for a previous owner and signed and dated the first page in black pen (see pic. 2). No writing in margins. No missing pages.