BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HEADLINES

Author: Archer (Jean)
Year: 1992
Publisher: Countryside Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781853061882
Price: 5.00
IN STOCK NOW
Softcover. The author looks at news stories from the County's past which made the national newspaper headlines of the day. Some caused scandal, outrage and even riot; others excitement and celebration, but all made front page news. They include the Great Fire that devastated the town of Olney in June 1854; the murder enquiry which followed a macabre discovery at a Little Marlow cottage in 1920; the tragic story of pioneer aviator Bill Lancaster from Dunsmore, whose remains lay for 29 years beside his wrecked plane in the Sahara. And in 1891 there was the sensational Miss Cissie Kent, who clad in blue velvet with pink stockings, thrilled a High Wycombe crowd with her 6,000 ft parachute jump from a gas balloon. Illus. + Index. 128pp. trade size p/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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