Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors

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Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors

Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors

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Initially, Owens believed the Wests had been sincere in their apologies to her and obliged, believing she had simply mistaken their earlier intentions. A horrifying account of the Gloucestor House of Horrors, brought to you by the journalist who broke the case. Much of Fred's family effectively disowned him, [9] his mother banished him from the household, and he moved into the Much Marcle house of his aunt Violet.

I liked the fact that he went into the family history of both people, because it is always important and relevant when people turn violent. In their initial conversations, Fred quickly discovered that although Rose had never had a boyfriend, she was overtly promiscuous. There has never been a more relentless murderer in British penal history than the Gloucester builder Frederick West, who escaped justice by hanging himself in Winson Green Prison on 1 January 1995. He later buried her naked body in the yard close to the back door of the flat, and remained adamant he had not dismembered her.Learning that Owens disliked her stepfather and was looking for a job, the Wests offered her part-time employment as a nanny to the three children then in their household, with a promise she would be driven home each Tuesday. His writing style is engaging and conversational but also communicates facts well presented with a tabloid slant that makes it entertaining as well as informative. Bill Letts made one final effort to prevent his daughter from seeing Fred, and Rose was examined by a police surgeon in February 1970, who confirmed she was pregnant. She was never reported missing, but her dismembered remains were found buried at the edge of a cornfield between Much Marcle and Kempley in June 1994. The necessity of working to earn a living and to survive instilled a strong work ethic in Fred, [7] who also developed a lifelong habit of petty theft.

It captures perfectly what made them tick while still providing readers with enough facts to make sense of their crimes without glorifying or sensationalising them too much. Instead, Rose opted to live with Fred, resulting in her father forbidding his daughter from ever again setting foot in his household. The facts are laid out explicitly but not sensationally making this an informative, well written, interesting account. At age 17, Fred suffered a fractured skull, a broken arm, and a broken leg in a motorcycle accident. The room Rose used for prostitution was known throughout the West household as "Rose's Room", and had several hidden peepholes allowing Fred—a longtime voyeur—to watch her entertain her clients.I’m not going to pretend this is an easy read but I’m glad to say it doesn’t dwell on accounts of the murders themselves, although of course they do feature, rather this is Mae’s account of things she remembers from childhood; Heather and her younger brother Stephen feature largely here because of the first three children of Rose and Fred West were close in age.



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