A Very British Murder (Paperback)
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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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This is the story of a national obsession.

Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'. This fascination helped create a whole new world of entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows, paintings and true-crime journalism - as well as an army of fictional detectives who still enthrall us today. A Very British Murder is Lucy Worsley's captivating account of this curious national obsession. It is a tale of dark deeds and guilty pleasures, a riveting investigation into the British soul by one of our finest historians.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849906517
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An excellent overview of how the consumption of crime became a dominant part of our cultural landscape * The Sunday Times *
Worsley captures this bloody love affair very well * The Independent *
Worsley retells the stories of famous murderers and legendary criminals in delightfully readable language, with the occasional sharp, illuminating comment * Literary Review *

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“Immensely interesting and entertaining.”

This is a detailed, informative and immensely interesting look at the history of murder and the British obsession with all things murderous from its early days making the headlines to the merchandise that made the... More

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