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A grim almanac of Kent

by W H Johnson | 15 February 2008
PAPERBACK
Category: General History
Synopsis
In A Grim Almanac of Kent, W.H. Johnson has discovered a sinister, macabre or horrifying occurrence for every day of the year, and presents his readers with 365 graphic, spine-tingling and dramatic events. The wicked, the mad, the foolish and the unfortunate parade through the pages; poachers, witches, rioters, plague victims, highwaymen, smugglers and the condemned awaiting their fate. There are accidents, explosions, suicides and shipwrecks here. The author takes us into prisons and workhouses, into the slums of Maidstone and the cold cottages of the rural poor, and even onto the scaffold. And then there are the likes of George Joseph Smith doing away with his brides in the bath, the respectable Stauntons who starved heiress Harriet to death, Frances Kidder who drowned her stepdaughter, and an old man's murder which remained unsolved until an incredible confession eleven years later. W.H Johnson's new book is generously illustrated with a range of engravings, photographs, public notices and original documents. This chronicle of all that is grim and ghastly is an entertaining and readable alternative history of Kent.
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Synopsis
In A Grim Almanac of Kent, W.H. Johnson has discovered a sinister, macabre or horrifying occurrence for every day of the year, and presents his readers with 365 graphic, spine-tingling and dramatic events. The wicked, the mad, the foolish and the unfortunate parade through the pages; poachers, witches, rioters, plague victims, highwaymen, smugglers and the condemned awaiting their fate. There are accidents, explosions, suicides and shipwrecks here. The author takes us into prisons and workhouses, into the slums of Maidstone and the cold cottages of the rural poor, and even onto the scaffold. And then there are the likes of George Joseph Smith doing away with his brides in the bath, the respectable Stauntons who starved heiress Harriet to death, Frances Kidder who drowned her stepdaughter, and an old man's murder which remained unsolved until an incredible confession eleven years later. W.H Johnson's new book is generously illustrated with a range of engravings, photographs, public notices and original documents. This chronicle of all that is grim and ghastly is an entertaining and readable alternative history of Kent.
€20.99
62 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780750949484
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 15/02/2008
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History
No. of Pages - 192
Weight - 510
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 25
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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