Constance Kent and the story of the crime she committed and that Murderesses' Later Years
It’s hard to imagine a book about an infamous murderess turned Australian nurse being anything other than scandalous. A Greater Guilt takes a measured look at the less chronicled half of Constance Kent’s life, finding change and complexity.
Noeline interrogates the events of the murder of Constance’s 3 year-old half-brother in Wiltshire, England in1860, her confession in 1865 and, linking that brutal past to the later years, writes a fascinating story about Constance Kent’s life in prison and her more than 50 years in Australia.
Based on years of historical research Noeline has reconstructed the astonishing events of the Road murder and lives of the Kent family and their descendants - and writes a full and complete biography of Constance Emilie Kent, from her birth in 1844 to her death in 1944. A Greater Guilt offers new and controversial conclusions about the perpetrator of the crime, about family secrets, the myths of women’s lives and the making up of history. Professor Kyle is an honorary professor in the University of Sydney’s Nursing History Research Unit, based in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
A Greater Guilt is available in bookshops
From the publisher at: http://www.boolarongpress.com.au, or
From Noeline Kyle’s website: http://www.writingfamilyhistory.com.au
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Noeline teachers writing history to the wider community. She is a professional historian and has published widely in all aspects of history.. Her latest book How to Write & Publish Family Stories in 10 Easy Steps to be published by UNSW Press in 2011.