A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh and the Lothians (BOK)

Alan Sharp

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Seldom in history has there been a city with a more sordid reputation than Edinburgh. Beneath the surface respectability of the jewel in the Scottish crown lies a warren of filth-ridden alleys and stairs where thieves, murderers and ghouls of every description planned and carried out their foul deeds. In this book, we meet them all. Major Weir, the devil-worshipping black magician and his wicked sister Grizel; Captain Porteous, the corrupt official who inspired the population to mob justice; Jessie King, the notorious Stockbridge baby farmer; wife poisoner Eugene Chantrelle; Deacon Brodie, the inspiration behind Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and, of course, worst of all, Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare, who plied their swift trade in corpses for the dissection table of Dr. Knox.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Alan Sharp
ISBN 9780750951050
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 17cm x 24,6cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 399 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Local history