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Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life eEen There are too many unanswered uestions due to Harding not being allowed toven speculate on why the trial was held in secret and so it feels somewhat unsatisfying The detailed accounts of police procedure and paperwork felt like filler or substitute for what really needed to be said though no doubt important uestions on the legal system were raised Wang Yam is clearly an inveterate liar and fraudster doing his defense no favours and possibly allowing the Met to have claimed they got their man while leaving the real to walk free Thomas Harding is an xcellent "Author And I "and I have previous books by him such as hanns previous books by him such as Hanns Rudolf which looked at his own family history As such I was pleased to have the chance to review his latest work looking at a true murder case Now I believe that Thomas Harding could probably make reading the phone directory interesting and he drew me in immediately writing about ighty six year old Allan Chappelow being discovered dead in his house Allan Chappelow was a reclusive author a hoarder and a man whose house was in such a state of disrepair that it took police officers days to locate his battered body Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society even though they were standing in the very room where he wasventually foundHarding teases out this story and makes the background of this mystery fascinating He reveals that as a child Chappelow was a near neighbour of his the rather odd ccentric man he lived near for ighteen years of his life Of course this immediately draws us into the book and by far the most interesting part of this book is the author recreating the life of story of Chappelow himself a rather tragic lonely figure who was fascinated by George Bernard Shaw and whose arly promise descended into a rather shambolic. Trees growing through the floor and in what was once the living room the body of Chappelow battered to death partially burned and buried under four feet of paper The man ventually arrested on suspicion of his murder was a Chinese dissident named Wang Yam a man who claimed to be the grandson of one of Mao's closest aides and a key negotiator in the Tiananmen Suare protests His trial was the first in modern British history to be held 'in camera' closed carefully controlled secret Wang Yam was found guilty but has always protested his innocence Thoma. An ngaging and thought provoking true story of tragic murder June 2006 the body of millionaire author was found battered to death in his own home Allen Chappelow was a keen photographer and author yet in his later life he was an 86 year old recluse who spent most his time in his run down home in Hampstead London The murder trail was a massive case back in 2006 and so on how it was handle the case was held in secret home secretary Jacui Smith "took the very uniue view that she needed to intervene for the "the very uniue view she needed to intervene for the of national security Wang Yam has always denied the charges against him and due to his has always denied the charges against him and due to his of the victim credit cards he was charged with the murder there was very little in the case that revealed how or if at all the two men were connected however vidence merge that Wang was an MI6 informant I love how well this book was written and xplored the lives behind the two men using past records letters the victim wrote to family and how people around New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood each men shaped their adult lives This book shows a very uniue case in our British justice system and if you love true crime this is defiantly a book for you The murder of Allan Chapellow is arguably one of the strangest and most compelling cases in recent British legal history Anlderly and reclusive man Chappelow lived in a dilapidated house in Hampstead on a street where properties sell for millions A writer he had penned biographies of George Bernard Shaw though he hadn t produced much in his later years Sadly he was to meet a vio 25 stars The murder case at the centre of this book is only moderately interesting the state of the house and the circumstances in which Allan was found being the draw and the rest of the book not nearly as interesting as it could have A groundbreaking Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake In June 2006 police were called to number 9 Downshire Hill in Hampstead The owner of the house Allan Chappelow was an award winning photographer and biographer anxpert on George Bernard Shaw and a notorious recluse who had not been seen for several weeks Someone had recently accessed his bank accounts and attempted to withdraw large amounts of money Inside the darkened house officers found piles of rubbish.

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Existence Where this book fails is in the true crime lement of "The Book The Police "book The police about Allan Chappelow by his bank who were concerned about unusual activity on his account It seemed that Chappelow was a victim of identity fraud and Wang Yam was arrested and convicted for his death Harding suggests that Wang Yam was a bit player used by a gang of fraudsters who argues that he never met Chappelow The real problem is that the murder trial xcluded the press and public unusual but sometimes necessary due to issues of national security or for the protection of witnesses As such there is much information that Harding is not able to see or use and that makes this book a little bit of a damp suid in terms of revealing sudden information to solve the case or ЯED even speculating on what could have happened As someone who had anlderly handicapped family member became a victim of identity fraud I suspect I am not going to be overly sympathetic to Wang Yam regardless of whether he was guilty or not Fraud is not a victimless crime and Yam was involved in some way with the target an lderly and vulnerable victim Saying that of course it is not a good thing for a man to be unjustly accused of a much serious crime than the one for which he or she has been found guilty of However I finished this unsure of where the guilt actually lay and Harding did not have nough vidence to convince me that he had solved the crime For me the story of Allan Chappelow was what made this book came alive and it was fascinating to read of his past Although I was very interested ultimately I felt it was a good work of journalism but less successful as a true crime book I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for revie. S Harding has spent the past two years investigating the case interviewing key witnesses investigating officers forensic xperts and the journalists who broke the story and has unearthed shocking and revelatory new material on the killing the victim and the supposed perpetrator It is a crime that has been described in the press and by the leading detective as 'the greatest whodunnit' of recent years an xtraordinary tale of isolation deception and brutal violence stretching from the uiet streets of north London to the Palace of Westminster and beyo. Blood on the Page

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