Dissecting the Legend of the Scottish Cannibal
Paperback 176pp Illustrated
9781781553671   Product Code: 22804
Legend has it that in the 16th century, Sawney Bean and his cave-dwelling and incestuous family of cannibal killers survived for years on the bodies of over 1,000 victims. In this investigation, Pardoe goes in search of what is real and what is fictional in the saga of Sawney Bean and how it has changed over time. His researches provide some fascinating insights into the literary formats, anti-Scottish prejudice and sensationalist culture of early modern Britain.