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Fiance of Helen Bailey, children’s author, found guilty of murder

Helen Bailey, whose body was found alongside that of her pet Dachshund Boris, wrote the Electra Brown series of books

Helen Bailey, whose body was found alongside that of her pet Dachshund Boris, wrote the Electra Brown series of books

The fiance of a children’s author who drugged and suffocated her before throwing her body in a hidden cesspit has been found guilty of murder.

Ian Stewart, 56, had denied murdering Helen Bailey at their home in Royston, Hertfordshire, in order to get his hands on her near-£4m fortune.

He was convicted at St Albans Crown Court following a seven-week trial.

Police say they will look again at the death of Stewart’s wife Diane in 2010 following the verdict.

Mrs Stewart died after having an epileptic seizure in the garden of the family home in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire. An inquest was held but police will now re-examine the case.

RE4DINGS: Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald (read by Alan Hollinghurst)

Penelope Fitzgerald

Penelope Fitzgerald

RE4DINGS: Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald (read by Alan Hollinghurst).

“Beware of men bearing flowers.”: Muriel Spark

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“Beware of men bearing flowers.”: Muriel Spark

Lucy English, UK author, 59 today

Lucy English

Lucy English

Today, February 12, is the birthday of Lucy English, UK author.

Audio: “Remember”, a poem by Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti

Audio: “Remember”, a poem by Christina Rossetti.