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Description - The Little Book of Crime & Punishment by Stephen Halliday

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Learn of the days when noses, hands and heads were cut off, heretics were burned at the stake and rebels were hanged, drawn and quartered. A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the various forms of punishments; from ducking scolds, imposing curfews, tagging persistent offenders and, of course, imprisonment ILLUSTRATIONS: 50 Black and White illustrations AUTHOR: Stephen Halliday is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster with a particular interest in Victorian London. He has written for the Observer, The Guardian and Financial Times and made several radio andd television programs. He is the author of The Great Stink of London and From 221B Baker Street to The Old Curiosity Shop.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750952156
ISBN-10: 0750952156
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Halliday

Stephen Halliday is a writer, lecturer, and broadcaster. He has written for "Financial Times," the "Guardian," and the "Observer," and has made several radio and television programs based on his popular books. He also writes and reviews regularly for "BBC History," the "Daily Telegraph," the "Literary Review," and the "Times." He is the author of"From" "221B Baker Street to The Old Curiosity Shop "and "The Great Stink of London.""

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