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The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals Michelle Morgan

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals By Michelle Morgan

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals by Michelle Morgan


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Summary

A grisly compendium of crimes, perversions and outrages of Victorian England, covering high-profile scandals as well as other lesser-known transgressions.

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals Summary

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals by Michelle Morgan

'Ghoulishly entertaining' Jacqueline Banerjee, Times Literary Supplement

'This is a great book for dipping into . . . the cases themselves are written engagingly and with appealing dramatisation of key events.'
Kim Fleet, Crime Review

A grisly book dedicated to the crimes, perversions and outrages of Victorian England, covering high-profile offences - such as the murder of actor William Terriss, whose stabbing at the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre in 1897 filled the front pages for many weeks - as well as lesser-known transgressions that scandalised the Victorian era.

The tales include murders and violent crimes, but also feature scandals that merely amused the Victorians. These include the story of a teenage man who married an actress, only to be shipped off to Australia by his disgusted parents; and the Italian ice-cream man who only meant to buy his sweetheart a hat but ended up proposing marriage instead. When he broke it off, his fiancee's father sued him and the story was dubbed the 'Amusing Aberdeen Breach of Promise Case'. Also present is the gruesome story of the murder of Patrick O Connor who was shot in the head and buried under the kitchen flagstones by his lover Maria Manning and her husband, Frederick. The couple's subsequent trial caused a sensation and even author Charles Dickens attended the grisly public hanging.

Drawing on a range of sources from university records and Old Bailey transcripts to national and regional newspaper archives, Michelle Morgan's research sheds new light on well-known stories as well as unearthing previously unknown incidents.

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals Reviews

Ghoulishly entertaining. -- Jacqueline Banerjee * Times Literary Supplement *
This is a great book for dipping into . . . the cases themselves are written engagingly and with appealing dramatisation of key events. -- Kim Fleet * Crime Review *

About Michelle Morgan

MICHELLE MORGAN is the author or co-author of nine books about Marilyn Monroe, including Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed. Rights in Michelle's books have sold to Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, South Korea and Macedonia. She has written for magazines and newspapers, including Yours Retro, Sunday Express, The Lady, Big Issue, Emirates Woman, Writing Magazine, Social and Personal and Yoga Magazine. Michelle lives in Northamptonshire.

Additional information

GOR009140978
9781472139474
147213947X
The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals by Michelle Morgan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2018-04-12
352
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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