The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton (Paperback)
And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press
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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.
Jeremy Clay is Features Editor at the Leicester Mercury. He is the author of two books, most recently Blokes with Balls (New Holland, 2005)