Central and North Burnett Times - - TREND -

Alias Grace is the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon, pic­tured), a poor, young Ir­ish im­mi­grant and do­mes­tic ser­vant in Canada. Grace, along with sta­ble hand James McDer­mott (Kerr Lo­gan), was con­victed of the bru­tal mur­ders of their em­ployer, Thomas Kin­n­ear, and his house­keeper Nancy Mont­gomery in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment. The Net­flix se­ries, avail­able now, shows how she went on to be­come one of the most no­to­ri­ous women of 1840s Canada for her al­leged role in the mur­der. Grace’s con­vic­tion was con­tro­ver­sial, and sparked much de­bate about whether she was ac­tu­ally in­volved, or merely an un­wit­ting ac­ces­sory.

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