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

Another new book is by Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow and due to be published on 9th January 2012, £14.99 978-0-7524-6170-0

Georgian London II
Image by Dr Max via Flickr

It outlines 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.

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.


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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