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Handsome Brute: Story of a Ladykiller

In the summer of 1946, the sadistic murders of the charming but deadly ex-RAF playboy Neville Heath shocked post-war Britain to the core. Details of the killings made grisly headlines in the tabloids, spawning a number of sensationalised accounts that later influenced Alfred Hitchcock and the novelist Patrick Hamilton.


In the summer of 1946, the sadistic murders of the charming but deadly ex-RAF playboy Neville Heath shocked post-war Britain to the core. Details of the killings made grisly headlines in the tabloids, spawning a number of sensationalised accounts that later influenced Alfred Hitchcock and the novelist Patrick Hamilton.

Against the backdrop of a society in flux, a culture at a moment of change, how much is Heath's case symptomatic, or indeed, emblematic of the age he lived in? Handsome Brute is both an examination of the age of austerity, and a real-life thriller as shocking and provocative as American Psycho or The Killer Inside Me, exploring the perspectives of the women in Heath's life - his wife, his mother, his lovers - and his victims.

Copies of Handsome Brute will be on sale on the night.


Speaker(s):

Mr Sean O'Connor | talks

 

Date and Time:

25 April 2013 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

King and Queen Pub
1, Foley Street
London W1



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Organised by:

Sohemian Society
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Tickets:

£4

Available from:

From door on evening.

Additional Information:

Contact David.Fogarty@prsformusic.com

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