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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling read
An excellent collection of tales showing the darker side of life in the city. It is very well written with some great illustrations. Just when you think that it can't get any more grisly, you turn the page and it does! An excellent read for everyone - so long as they are not of a delicate disposition.
Published on 15 Dec 2011 by Beth Amphlett

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling read, 15 Dec 2011
An excellent collection of tales showing the darker side of life in the city. It is very well written with some great illustrations. Just when you think that it can't get any more grisly, you turn the page and it does! An excellent read for everyone - so long as they are not of a delicate disposition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully Grim, 26 Dec 2011
From shocking tales of murder, mutilation and mugging to drowning, death and disaster, this book will appeal to everyone interested in the shadier side of London's history. And it's all true!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 16 Sep 2014
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This review is from: A Grim Almanac of Georgian London (Grim Almanacs) (Kindle Edition)
This a interesting book, I cannot believe the justice in crime in those days, some people were let off murder with the slightest excuse, especially if you were a person of importance, while other poor wretches were hung or worse for the smallest of crimes, some deported for stealing a handkerchief or other minor crimes, some people had their hand burnt for a punishment. there seems no reason or rhyme to how justice in the Georgian times was meted out.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved writing this, 6 Dec 2011
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A bit cheeky of me - but if you're going to review your own book, you might as well give it a five!

The images are all from Georgian originals - Newgate Calendars, collections of trials, an absolutely disgusting 1811 collection called 'Homicide or The Book of Murders', 'Remarkable Persons' and the various 'New Wonderful Magazines', and collections such as Hughson's London, Allen's History of London, Elmes' London - to make sure it looked as good as I could make it. There's a few 'boggle my eyes' additions too, I hope: an image of a parasitic twin on the April chapter head is my favourite.

Hopefully there will be a few surprise cases amongst the usual suspects too. Murder weapons include a cupboard, a 'collyflower' and a shoe. Crime scenes include royal palaces, several of London's parks, all the well-known streets (the man who fell into a Fleet Street sausage grinder being my favourite) - and, of course, Tyburn and Newgate tales.

According to the editor, it is officially the 'grimmest grim almanac ever'. Having read and loved a few of them, I'm not so sure about that - but I hope that it will make a good Christmas present for someone. (Especially a twin, of which I am one. Page 52, with James and his parasitic twin, will go down a treat... possibly!)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 22 Nov 2014
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very entertaining and informative
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 15 Aug 2014
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Incredible history of that period
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