The Strange Case of Hellish Nell, Nina Shandler, 2006 softcover, first edition, Da Capo Press publishers, very good conditon.


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On March 23, 1944, as the allied forces prepared for D-Day, Britain's most famous psychic, Helen Duncan - Nell to her family - stood in the dock of Britain's highest criminal court accused of ... witchraft.  It was a trial so bizarre that Winston Churchill grumbled, "Why all this tomfoolery?".  But the Prime Minister was not privy to the Military Intelligence agenda fueling the prosecution:  Duncan's seances were accurately revealing top-secret British ship movements.  The authorities wanted "Hellish Nell" silenced.

The Strange Case of Hellish Nell ... the Witch Trial of WWII by Nina Shandler