What brings a child to kill another child? In CRIES UNHEARD, Gitta Sereny, one of our greatest authorities on questions of crimes and conscience, takes up the case of Mary Bell, who in 1968, at age eleven, was tried and convicted of murdering two small boys in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.... read more
“It's quite rare that a writer can remain with a story for more than half her life, rarer still to be given the opportunity after thirty years to apply it toward a larger purpose.”Gitta Sereny
“This book is about an English child, but Mary Bell could just as easily have been Belgian, French, German, Norwegian, or Japanese -- young children of all these nationalities have been hurt as Mary was and have in turn hurt others.”Gitta Sereny
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