The Longest Hatred

The Longest Hatred
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THE AUTHORS OR EDITORS ARE ANONYMOUS. A prosecution against Jane Birdwood was (as far as I’ve been able to determine) dropped, with the probably bogus claim that she was senile or otherwise mentally impaired, leaving the document’s copyright status uncertain—it seems to be in a legal limbo. It’s reproduced below without any omissions or interpolations (including note references, so there are no links back to the top of the page). The paragraphing and bold and italic typefaces are exactly as in the original—or, if they aren’t, that’s my mistake.
I’m told the material on Darwin in the appendix was included at the request of a friend of Birdwood’s.
According to recent newspaper obituaries, Joan Pollock Graham, after RADA and adopting the name ‘Jane’ to avoid confusion with a radio actress, and working as a secretary or organiser, met Lieutenant Colonel the Hon Christopher Birdwood in 1947, in Germany, where he worked with the British Red Cross. He was married, but Joan/Jane seems to have ousted his wife by going to live with him in London two or three years later. He died in 1962; she died on June 28th 2000, aged 87, which reminded me that I had a copy of this pamphlet. The Times obituary says: ‘.. In 1991 she was tried at the Old Bailey on ten charges under the 1986 Public Order Act.. found guilty on all ten counts, given a three-month suspended prison sentence, and ordered to pay £500 towards prosecution costs. [sic] .. She continued distributing crazed pamphlets with titles such as “The Longest Hatred” and “The Snides of March”, was prosecuted again, and given a second suspended jail sentence. ..’ The Times failed to mention her third prosecution, beginning 5th Jan 1998, which seems to have been dropped when she refused to undertake to discontinue her publishing.