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Wicked little letters: The Littlehampton libel case

Littlehampton neighbours Edith Swan and Rose Gooding were embroiled in a 1920s scandal when Edith accused Rose of sending obscene letters. Edith’s accusations put Rose in prison, but was she really guilty? Dramatised in the film Wicked Little Letters, documents in our collection show the real story.

One of the documents pictured, listing charges from December 1921, contains strong language.