Carrie behaved as if in a stupor, oblivious to the furor outside in the street. When she heard a policeman's voice, she thrust her hands into the arms of a shabby brown cloth coat and picked up the gun again. This time, she held it by the muzzle. Then she started downstairs.
Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers, and author of nine acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Born in Sheffield, England, and educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she began her writing career in England. She came to Canada in 1979 and worked as a political commentator, book reviewer and magazine columnist before she turned to authoring books. An Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University, Charlotte is the 2003 Recipient of the Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history and is a former Taylor Prize jurist. Charlotte is a member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She lives in Ottawa with her husband George Anderson, and has three sons.
Carrie's clever lawyer, knew exactly how to manipulate the reverence for virginity within early 20th century Canada. When two doctors attested during the murder trial that Carrie's hymen was intact, he knew that this catapulted her onto the high moral ground. Far from being either a murderer or a "fallen angel," she was a victim.
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