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Book:The Wicked Boy: The mystery of a victorian child murderer:2016 The Wicked Boy: The mystery of a victorian child murderer
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Author: Summerscale, Kate
Publication year: 2016
Language: English
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Classification: 364.1523
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2016
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1408851148 9781408851142
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Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbours, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next te
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Another fine book from Kate Summerscale. Although not quite the mystery of 'Mr Whicher' - the premise of the book is known from the outset - the interest and suspense builds exponentially. The middle of the book is more of an exposition on the penal system at the turn of the 20th Century and how it dealt with murderers, and other criminals, who were incarcerated as opposed to being hanged. However, Summerscale resolves the book in a most satisfactory way. I read this over three days as it kept me engrossed and, like a good mystery, I had to get to the end.
17/05/16
gareth.harris9@ntlworld.com
Bromleybc
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