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Weird Dublin: A Miscellany, Almanack and Companion (Hardback)
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Weird Dublin: A Miscellany, Almanack and Companion (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 20/11/2015
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Did you ever hear tell of Ogilvy's Mourning Warehouse in Grafton Street? Or maybe your granny went to see Monsieur Chylinkski - the modern Hercules! - in the New Theatre Royal in Abbey Street? And did you know that the youngest person imprisoned in Kilmainham was just five years old?

Welcome to the world of Weird Dublin, a miscellany that revels in the strange, extraordinary and uncanny side of Dublin.

In this wonderful collection, you'll find mystic societies and graveside disturbances; madmen and medicine men; suicide, murder, and cannibalism. There are messages from the Beyond, magical conjurors and animal-magnetists, and for 'chronic conditions' there are iodides of arsenic and sulphur.

Above all, you'll discover a quirky and compelling history of Dublin, drawn from newspaper reports, advertisements, hearsay, anecdote and rumour. This is the city you thought you knew at its shocking and scandalous best.

Publisher: Colourpoint Books
ISBN: 9780856409530
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Reggie Chamberlain-King has combed through some four centuries' worth of magazines, newspapers and books in order to assemble the most incredible cornucopia of criminal trials, medical misbeliefs and general bizarrities of human nature that happened to occur near the banks of the Liffey. It all adds up to time well-spent wherever it is read." -- Hubert O'Hearn * Books of the Year, San Diego Book Review *
"Reggie Chamberlain-King has compiled a book which is humorous, occasionally shocking, spirited and always - yes - delightful." -- Hubert O'Hearn * San Diego Book Review *

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