A Grim Almanac of Kent
By (author) W. H. Johnson
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Grim Almanac of Kent by W. H. Johnson
Book DescriptionIn "A Grim Almanac of Kent", W.H. Johnson has discovered a sinister, macrabre or horrifying occurrance for every day of the year, and presents his readers with 365 graphic, spine-tingling and dramatic events. The wicked, the mad, the foolish and the unfortunate parade through the pages; poachers, witches, rioters, plague victims, highwaymen, smugglers and the condemned awaiting their fate. There are accidents, explosions, suicides and shipwrecks here. The author takes us into prisons and workhouses, into the clums of Maidstone and the cold cottages of the rural poor, and even onto the scaffold. And then there are the likes of George Joseph Smith doing away with his brides in the bath, the respectable Stauntons who starved heiress Harriet to death, Frances Kidder who drowned her stepdaughter, and an old man's murder which remained unsolved until an incredible confession eleven years later. W.H Johnson's new book is generously illustrated with a range of engravings, photographs, public notices and original documents. This chronicle of all that is grim and ghastly is an entertaining and readable alternative history of Kent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750949484
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author W. H. Johnson
Grim Almanac of Sussex, Paperback (November 2011)
Chronicles the darker side of life in the Sussex county. This title digs deep into Sussex's past, presenting the reader with centuries of criminality and vice, of wretched living conditions and blind fate which so often leads to appalling consequences.
Sussex Murders, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by W. H. Johnson
Includes stories behind some of the most notorious murders in Sussex's history. This title re-examines some of the crimes that shocked not only the county but Britain as a whole. It includes cases such as the mystery man who shot his wife and three children in a house in Eastbourne, the Chief Constable who was bludgeoned to death.
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Author Biography - W. H. Johnson
W.H. Johnson, a former headmaster and schools inspector, has written many articles and books on local history, crime and criminals including Sussex Murders and A Grim Almanac of Sussex (both by Sutton Publishing). He won the South East Prose Prize in 1991.
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