Fred and rose west book
Fred and Rose: Gordon Burn's journey to the grubby heart of England
All the victims were young women. At least eight of these murders involved the Wests' sexual gratification and included rape , bondage , torture and mutilation ; the victims' dismembered bodies were typically buried in the cellar or garden of the Wests' Cromwell Street home in Gloucester , which became known as the "House of Horrors". Fred is known to have committed at least two murders on his own, while Rose is known to have murdered Fred's stepdaughter, Charmaine. The couple were apprehended and charged in Fred West fatally asphyxiated himself while on remand at HM Prison Birmingham on 1 January , at which time he and Rose were jointly charged with nine murders, and he with three further murders.
Gordon Burn on The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
Mae West said she was about eight when she and her older sister Heather found the clothes and began dressing up in them. In a book being serialised by the Daily Mail , Mae West has now also revealed how she and Stephen had once joked about Heather being buried under the patio, after seeing an episode of the soap Brookside featuring such a storyline — without realising that TV fiction was mirroring reality. Mae and Stephen even jokingly tested their mother and father by watching for their reactions as they played them videos of TV programmes featuring bodies buried under patios. We played them videos of episodes from Prime Suspect and Brookside that featured bodies buried under a patio. Mae West has previously recalled how the family used to have birthday meals on the patio, without realising what lay underneath it. It was like dancing on her grave. Writing of her early childhood in her new book, Mae tells how she never suspected her father of killing at least 12 women, some of them lodgers at 25 Cromwell Street.
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