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Encyclopaedia without an index?
on 13 March 2017
An Encyclopedia without a name index !!!!! You can only use its near 1000 pages for reference if you know the date of a crime or the town involved. It will tell you who was executed on Mondays, Tuesdays etc, or the month and year of trials / sentences. BUT, if you try to look up, say, the crime of Ruth Ellis.....she is not listed. If you remember her case was in the 1950s then you have to scour between pages 774 and 894,ie 1950 to 1959 and try to find her. It took me over 30 minutes. There isn't even a list of crimes for, say, the year 1950....you get a list of all the crimes committed on the first of January 1907 to 1958, then the second January 1907 to 1959.