Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics: An A-Z of Roguish Britons Through the Ages by Willie Donaldson

Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics: An A-Z of Roguish Britons Through the Ages by Willie Donaldson

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The SCHOTT'S MISCELLANY of great rogues, villains and eccentrics - 'The funniest book in the history of the world' Roger Lewis, Daily Express
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'The funniest book of the year, and quite possibly of all time' Francis Wheen, Mail on Sunday Everyone loves a rogue. Take Louis de Rougemont, pearl diver, alligator hunter and King of the Cannibals, who was allegedly shipwrecked off the coast of New Guinea and survived by clinging to the tail of the ship's dog. Or Archbishop Lancelot Blackburne, who tired of waiting for heavenly rewards and became a swashbuckling pirate, rumoured to have employed Dick Turpin as his butler. From assassins and arsonists to hell-raisers and highwaymen, plus an array of poisoners, strumpets, quacks, and forgers, BREWER'S, ROGUES, VILLAINS and ECCENTRICS is a hugely entertaining miscellany of bizarre Britons through the ages. Including the famous, infamous and downright dangerous, you couldn't ask for a better gallery of Britain's most outrageous characters.

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SKU GOR001416797
Title Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics: An A-Z of Roguish Britons Through the Ages
Author By (author) Willie Donaldson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 704
ISBN 10 0753817918
ISBN 13 9780753817919
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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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'The funniest book of the year, and quite possibly of all time' Francis Wheen, Mail on Sunday Everyone loves a rogue. Take Louis de Rougemont, pearl diver, alligator hunter and King of the Cannibals, who was allegedly shipwrecked off the coast of New Guinea and survived by clinging to the tail of the ship's dog. Or Archbishop Lancelot Blackburne, who tired of waiting for heavenly rewards and became a swashbuckling pirate, rumoured to have employed Dick Turpin as his butler. From assassins and arsonists to hell-raisers and highwaymen, plus an array of poisoners, strumpets, quacks, and forgers, BREWER'S, ROGUES, VILLAINS and ECCENTRICS is a hugely entertaining miscellany of bizarre Britons through the ages. Including the famous, infamous and downright dangerous, you couldn't ask for a better gallery of Britain's most outrageous characters.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001416797
Title Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics: An A-Z of Roguish Britons Through the Ages
Author By (author) Willie Donaldson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 704
ISBN 10 0753817918
ISBN 13 9780753817919
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
Ex Library No