Saturday, 10 December 2011

Coming Soon: A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

This looks fun - check out the link at the end for a special Christmas preview.

A Grim Almanac of Georgian London
Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow

To be published 9th January 2012, £14.99 Paperback Original

A day-to-day catalogue of dreadful deeds, brutal murders and strange occurrences from Georgian London

The Georgian era was perhaps one of the most shocking, gory, vice-ridden and downright surprising in the capital’s history. From the anaconda attack at the Tower of London to the decapitated head in the churchyard of St Margaret’s in Westminster, A Grim Almanac of Georgian London explores the lurid history of the capital with tales that will terrify, disgust and delight visitors and residents alike. With a macabre and often bloody tale for every day of the year, Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow delve into the most grisly tales that eighteenth and nineteenth century London has to offer.

· Over 366 famous murders explored—along with all manner of strange events and horrible happenings.

· A unique collection of true-crime stories from one of the most forgotten, but highly eventful, periods in British history.
· Based on the authors’ extensive collection of 18th and 19th century books.
· Includes over 100 rare illustrations from true-crime publications of the age.

Graham Jackson compiles collections on Georgian crime, amongst other subjects, for libraries, researchers and writers across the globe. He lives in Surrey.

Cate Ludlow is a Commissioning Editor at The History Press. She has been collecting rare books from the Georgian and Victorian eras for several years, and her previous titles include Dickens’ Dreadful Almanac. She lives in Gloucestershire.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

Visit the THP Facebook page to read a special feature using extracts from the book, picked especially for the Christmas period

(With thanks to the History Press)


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