A Very British Murder (Paperback)Lucy Worsley (author)
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
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 21 mm
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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