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The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton By Jeremy Clay

The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton by Jeremy Clay

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Summary

The Bunny Suicides of the 1800s - extraordinary, bizarre and often morbidly funny stories from the depths of the Victorian press. The perfect stocking filler for the morbidly inclined.

The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton Summary

The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton: And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press by Jeremy Clay

HOLIDAYMAKER FIGHTS OFF AFRICAN LION IN WELSH HOTEL ROOM MAN SWALLOWS MOUSE AND DIES WIFE DRIVEN MAD BY HUSBAND TICKLING FEET PALLBEARER KILLED BY COFFIN IN GRAVEYARD LIBERALS EAT DOG From the newspaper archives of the British Library, Jeremy Clay has unearthed the long-lost stories that enthralled and appalled Victorian Britain. Within these pages are the riotous farces and tragedies of nineteenth-century life, a time when life was hard, pleasures short-lived, and gloating over other people's misfortune a thoroughly acceptable form of entertainment. Deliciously dreadful and deliriously funny, The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton will have you, one way or another, in tears.

The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton Reviews

'If you like black humour you will like Clay's eclectic compilation.' * The Times *
'Clay takes us on a delightful romp through the seedy, saucy and sensational stories hidden away in the Victorian press ... All the minutiae of Victorian life is here.' -- Alexandra Henton * The Field *
'You will laugh, cry, cringe and feel queasy, but you will not fail to enjoy this treasure trove of fascinating tales.' -- Sophie Herdman * Press Association *
'As these potty tales from Victorian Britain show, being bonkers isn't a new thing ...' * Chat *
'It's a fun account of the more lurid side of Victorian life' * Liverpool Echo *

About Jeremy Clay

Jeremy Clay is Features Editor at the Leicester Mercury. He is the author of two books, most recently Blokes with Balls (New Holland, 2005)

Additional information

GOR011123779
The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton: And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press by Jeremy Clay
Used - Like New
Paperback
Icon Books Ltd
2014-11-06
320
1848317379
9781848317376
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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