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    read pdf Blood on the Page Author Thomas Harding – norfolkfmradio.co.uk Torn about this non fiction book which examines the trial of Chinese born Wang Yam who was accused of murdering Al

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    read pdf Blood on the Page Author Thomas Harding – norfolkfmradio.co.uk read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Thomas Harding Before going into this book I did have some doubts about whether or not I would like this The result is that I mainly did like it apart from a little slowish pacing in the middle This is a very recent case here in the UK

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    read pdf Blood on the Page Author Thomas Harding – norfolkfmradio.co.uk read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Thomas Harding In June 2006 police were called to search the home in a road in Hampstead The reclusive owner a writer called Allan Chappelow had not been seen for a number of weeks The house was borderline derelict it had an overgrown garden trees growing inside the building and piles of rubbish in every room They searched but could not find anything but a couple of days later returned with a police dog and then discovered that there was a body

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    read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Thomas Harding read pdf Blood on the Page Author Thomas Harding – norfolkfmradio.co.uk Thomas Harding Ê 3 download The murder of Allan Chapellow is arguably one of the strangest and most compelling cases in recent British legal history An elderly

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    read pdf Blood on the Page Author Thomas Harding – norfolkfmradio.co.uk This should have been a fascinating look at the trial of a Chinese man for the brutal murder of an 86 year old man in Hamsptead in 2006 but for some reason it just didn't uite grab me I liked the structure of the narrative following chronologically and featuring relevant in depth looks at the background of the two men Wang Yam and Allan Chape

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    read pdf Blood on the Page Author Thomas Harding – norfolkfmradio.co.uk I loved Harding’s previous book ‘The House by the Lake’ an entertaining mixture of family history and a history of 20th century Germany and I like true crime books so this book was a must read for me It is certainly an odd and

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    read pdf Blood on the Page Author Thomas Harding – norfolkfmradio.co.uk Thomas Harding Ê 3 download download Blood on the Page An engaging 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 Lon

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Me and Yam was involved in some way with the target an elderly 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 #guilty of However I finished this unsure of where the guilt actually lay and Harding did not enough evidence 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 review What a disappointment this book is Harding is an excellent investigative journalist but the problem here is that the trial with which he s concerned was held in secret and under a gagging order which forbids anyone to even speculate why that was so As Harding himself says any partial alternative view is speculation A decade since the killing of Allan Chappelow little is certain Given that the usual reason for this kind of order is the protection of national security there must be far to the story than Harding can even speculate about since nothing in the current story has anything much to do with national politics though there are intimations that the accused was an informant to the security services Harding does make some guesses about Chappelow s personal life but they re unsurprising and don t really fit with the details of the murder Even that though is less full that I expected for example there is talk of burns which don t seem to fit with the scenario that Harding tentatively outlines but we re not told enough to even judge thatThat there was going on than came out in the public trial seems almost certain but through no fault of his own Harding cannot either investigate or write about it Very frustrating Before going into this book I did have some doubts about whether or not I would like this The result is that I mainly did like it apart from a little slowish pacing in the middle This is a very recent case here in the UK I was 7 when the case here in the UK I was 7 when the happened 19 at recent court developments however the basis for Blood On The Page is about an author living in a posh London home alone is reported missing Despite lots of visits his body isn t discovered for a while When it is he was buried under 4 feet worth of paper with horrible injuries The investigations and secret trial made for interesting reading A very creepy read The murder of Allan Chapellow is arguably one of the strangest and most compelling cases in recent British legal history An elderly 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 ears Sadly he was to meet a violent end bludgeoned to death in his house his body dripped in candle wax and buried under a heap of his own manuscripts The man convicted of the murder Wang Yam is a Chinese immigrant who claims to be a descendent of Ren Bishi a leading member of the Chinese Communist Party I loved Harding s previous book The House by the Lake an entertaining mixture of family history and a S Harding has spent the past two The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick years investigating the case interviewing key witnesses investigating officers forensic experts 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 recentears an extraordinary tale of isolation deception and brutal violence stretching from the uiet streets of north London to the Palace of Westminster and beyo. 6 the body of millionaire author was found battered to death in his own home Allen Chappelow was a keen photographer and author et in his later life he was an 86 ear 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 former home secretary Jacui Smith took the very uniue view that she needed to intervene for the good Of National Security Wang Yam national security Wang Yam always denied the charges against him and due to his use 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 evidence emerge that Wang was an MI6 informant I love how well this book was written and explored the lives behind the two men using past records letters the victim wrote to family #And How People Around Each Men Shaped Their Adult Lives #how people around each men shaped their adult lives book shows a very uniue case in our British justice system and if Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns you love true crime this is defiantly a book forou Thomas Harding is an excellent author and I have enjoyed previous books by him such as Hanns and 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 eighty six ear 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 even though they were standing in the very room where he was eventually 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 eccentric man he lived near for eighteen ears 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 early promise descended into a rather shambolic existence Where this book fails rather is in the true crime element of the book The police were alerted 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 excluded 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 even speculating on what could have happened As someone who had an elderly 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 cri. 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 eventually 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. ,


Torn about this non fiction book which examines the trial of Chinese born Wang Yam who was accused of murdering Allan Chappelow in his London home What made the case interesting was the fact that it was the first trial in England that was held in camera without press or spectators Chappelow was a strange fellow and Yam even stranger The book started fast for me but after the first hundred pages started to falter As with all books like this the obvious purpose of the book is to uestion the murder conviction and while there are some problems with the prosecutions case Yam is certainly not a very sympathetic defendant and by the end of the book I come away with the conclusion that it is possible that Yam did not commit the murder but had been involved in so many fraudulent transactions that he is probably where he should be for the next 20 ears 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 been There are too many unanswered uestions due to Harding not being allowed to even 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 claim In June 2006 police were called to search the home in a road in Hampstead The reclusive owner a writer called Allan Chappelow had not been seen for a number of weeks The house was borderline derelict it had an overgrown garden trees growing inside the building and piles of rubbish in every room They searched but could not find anything but a couple of days later returned with a police dog and then discovered that there was a body in a room underneath half a tonne of papers What began as a missing person inuiry was now a murder inuiryAs the murder inuiry began th This should have been a fascinating look at the trial of a Chinese man for the brutal murder of an 86 ear old man in Hamsptead in 2006 but for some reason it just didn t uite grab me I liked the structure of the narrative following chronologically and featuring relevant in depth looks at the background of the two men Wang Yam and Allan Chapelow and I also liked the inclusion of the author s case notes in between the chapters Unfortunately I think that the book suffers from the fact that much of the information brought up during the trial cannot be included or even speculated about due to certain portions of the trial being conducted in secret As a result the book doesn t really introduce any new theories or evidence and is therefore only a re telling of the process followed I suspect that the author was frustrated by his #inability to dig further and perhaps he should have waited until the removal of the gag order before #to dig further and perhaps he should have waited until the removal of the gag order before Overall this is a
WELL RESEARCHED BOOK BUT IT IS 
researched book but it is little bit dullI received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review An engaging and thought provoking true story of tragic murder June 200. A groundbreaking 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 an expert 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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