A Very British Murder

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Murder – a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very British obsession. It’s a subject that we have maintained a long and bloody fascination with – the more gruesome the details, the better. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? In this book, Lucy Worsley explores this phenomenon in forensic detail.

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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.

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Weight 0.252 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

312 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

364.15230941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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