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Amanda Whittington - The Thrill of Love - 9781848423169 - V9781848423169
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The Thrill of Love

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Description for The Thrill of Love Paperback. A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Num Pages: 104 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 131 x 8. Weight in Grams: 134.

A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes - but not in the way she imagines.

Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is ... Read more

Amanda Whittington's play The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines.

The Thrill of Love was first staged at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in 2013.

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About Amanda Whittington
Amanda Whittington has been described as Britain's 'most consistently popular female dramatist' (The Guardian). Her plays include Be My Baby (Soho Theatre), which is widely studied for both GCSE and A-Level, Ladies Day and its sequel Ladies Down Under (Hull Truck/UK Tours). Amanda writes regularly for BBC Radio 4, contributing to the Woman's Hour serial and Afternoon Play slots.

Reviews for The Thrill of Love
'Absorbing... the writing is playful and pin-sharp'
'Tense and engaging throughout... a triumph'
The Stage

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