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A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh and the Lothians Alan Sharp

A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh and the Lothians By Alan Sharp

A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh and the Lothians by Alan Sharp


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Murder, dark deeds and macabre events from the darker side of Edinburgh's past

A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh and the Lothians Summary

A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh and the Lothians by Alan Sharp

Seldom in history has there been a city with a more sordid reputation than Edinburgh. Beneath the surface respectability of the jewel in the Scottish crown lies a warren of filth-ridden alleys and stairs where thieves, murderers and ghouls of every description planned and carried out their foul deeds. In this book we meet them all. Major Weir, the devil-worshipping black magician and his wicked sister Grizel; Captain Porteous, the corrupt official who inspired the population to mob justice; Jessie King, the notorious Stockbridge baby farmer; wife poisoner Eugene Chantrelle; Deacon Brodie, the inspiration behind Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; and of course, worst of all, Mr Burke and Mr Hare, who plied their swift trade in corpses for the dissection table of Dr Knox.

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NPB9780750951050
9780750951050
0750951052
A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh and the Lothians by Alan Sharp
New
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
20090115
160
N/A
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