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A very British murder : the curious story of how crime was turned into art

Author: Lucy Worsley
Publisher: London : BBC Books, 2014. ?2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Murder - a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very British obsession. It's a subject that we have maintained a long and bloody fascination with - the more gruesome the details, the better. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? In this book, Lucy Worsley explores this phenomenon in forensic detail.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Worsley
ISBN: 1849906513 9781849906517
OCLC Number: 897400601
Notes: "First published in 2013 to accompany the television series entitled A very British murder"--Title page verso.
Description: 312 pages : illustration (some colour) ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Very British murder (Television program)
Responsibility: Lucy Worsley.

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This is the story of a national obsession.Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'.
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Worsley retells the stories of famous murderers and legendary criminals in delightfully readable language, with the occasional sharp, illuminating comment * Literary Review * Worsley captures this Read more...

 
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