Ludovic Kennedy

His friends knew him as Ludo, which means "I play" in Latin. But there was little playful about Ludovic Kennedy, a broadcaster and writer of high seriousness, who died Oct. 18 at 89. A Briton of aristocratic lineage, Kennedy was an advocate of foxhunting and showed something of that merciless instinct in his investigative journalism, which he devoted to exposing miscarriages of justice. His book 10 Rillington Place inspired the posthumous pardon of Timothy Evans, a young Englishman wrongly executed for murder in 1950, and hastened Britain's abolition of the death penalty. The Airman and the Carpenter, Kennedy's exploration of the...

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