Along with providing a good summary of the main contents, June Purvis observes:
The Most Remarkable Woman in England is an intriguing book. It not only raises pertinent questions about the use of "evidence" to build a criminal case but also reveals how debates about gender roles, domestic violence and justice for the poor erupted at one particular cultural moment in inter-war Britain.
And she concludes:
This book will be an invaluable aid to those interested in the history of criminal justice and British society in the 1920s.
I would only note a minor misstatement early on in the review: it was not 'nearly five decades' after the case that I became interested in it, rather nearly eight.
Five decades after the case I was still in primary school.
At that point, I had still given little thought to becoming a historian. My interests were focused elsewhere.