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Insight into key Netflix character

Published: 16 November 2017
Alias Grace on Netflix
Alias Grace on Netflix

Smithsonian.com has interviewed Kathy Kendall about her research on Grace Marks, a 19th Century Canadian woman convicted of murder and the inspiration for the new Netflix series, Alias Grace.

The TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel tells the story of 16-year-old domestic servant Marks’s conviction for the double-homicide of her Toronto employer and his housekeeper-lover. Marks’s transfer to the Provincial Lunatic Asylum furthered her notoriety.

Dr Kathy Kendall, Associate Professor in Sociology as Applied to Medicine
Dr Kathy Kendall

Kathy is co-editor (with Alice Mills) of a forthcoming book on mental health and imprisonment to be published by Palgrave; and she is completing her research on Rockwood, the first criminal lunatic asylum in Canada.

For the full article, visit: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/mysterious-murder-case-inspired-margaret-atwoods-alias-grace-180967045/

To watch the series, visit: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80119411

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