'She died to free her sister': Journalist whose book inspired new film The Silent Twins - about siblings who refused to speak and ended up in Broadmoor - reveals how pact they made aged THREE ended in tragedy
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Marjorie Wallace was an investigative journalist on The Sunday Times in 1982 when she first wrote about twin sisters June and Jennifer Gibbons, who refused to speak to adults and were sent to Broadmoor after committing petty crimes as teenagers. Speaking about June's death at 29 on Woman's Hour, ahead of the release of The Silent Twins film, Marjorie said her surviving sister, who she remains close friends with, had finally been liberated from the childhood pact the sisters had made. (Pictured from left: the Gibbons twins with Marjorie Wallace. Wallace on Woman's Hour on Tuesday)