A MACABRE MISCELLANY. One thousand Grisly and Unusual Facts from around he World

Author: Abbott (Geoffrey)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Virgin
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780753508497
Price: 6.00
Paperback. SIGNED. A compendium of carnage; a treasure chest of torture and terror - the very best of the very worst things that can happen to a person. Sometimes historical, sometimes hysterical, frequently terminal, these are the most fabulously unpleasant facts that you could hope to encounter. Be they executions or accidents, assassinations or injuries added to insult, these nasty nuggets are guaranteed to raise a shiver of disgusted delight. Did you know : victims of decapitation can remain conscious for some time, due to blood still lurking in the brain! The 'Scavenger's Daughter' in the Tower of London was a hinged torture instrument which was tightened to compress a kneeling victim until eventually blood exuded from bodily orifices. The last time a woman was burned at the stake, accused of witchcraft, was 1956. Under the 'law of the bier' a murder suspect would be forced to touch the corpse; if he or she were guilty, the corpse would start to bleed. With Select Bibliog. 194pp. mass market p/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO WILF GREGG. F. with no creasing to covrs.

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