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Comic, curious & quirky : news stories from centuries past / Rona Levin.

Comic, curious & quirky : news stories from centuries past

Levin, Rona, editor. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0712356592
  • ISBN: 9780712356596
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: London [England] : The British Library, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 2014.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Dastardly deeds and deadly desires -- Medical oddities, quacks and cures -- Carping critics and critical issues of the day -- Amusing musings and life's little foibles -- All in a day's work -- Animals antics and creature confusion -- Missives and missiles from across the globe -- Crime and punishment -- Salacious gossip, scandal and scallywags -- Extraordinary people.
Summary, etc.:
Collecting some of the most fascinating and bizarre stories from English newspapers from 1700 to 1900, Rona Levin offers up gossip, true crime, scandal, and more.
Subject: British Library. Newspaper Library > Excerpts.
English newspapers.
Anecdotes.
History, Modern > Miscellanea.

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