BURKE AND HARE. The True Story.

Author: Douglas (Hugh)
Year: 1974
Publisher: Quality Book Club
Edition Details: Reprint (1st pub. Hale 1973)
Book Condition: Nr.F/Vg+
Price: 10.00
Hardback. Between the end of 1827 snd October 1828, 16 people, some of them well-known characters in Edinburgh, vanished. No one thought much about it until a body was discovered in Dr. Robert Knox's anatomy school, and a story of wholesale murder began to unfold. Burke and Hare have chilled the spines of generations of Scots; they provided a staple plot for the popular theatre; they inspired Robert Louis Stevenson, James Bridie and Dylan Thomas. To find the truth about them has meant a search through the twilight world of early 19th cenutry Scotland when medicine was not quite respectable and its fringe was downright criminal. Illus., Appendix, Bibliog. and Index. 190pp. 8vo. From the ibrary of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate to fep. Nr. f. sl. sunned dw.


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