The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton

    The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton

    And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press

    Jeremy Clay

    Icon 2014

    Paperback 320pp Illustrated

    9781848317376   Product Code: 19830

    The British Library's newspaper collection preserves a hidden history of the farcical and tragic misfortunes of ordinary people which enthralled and appalled Victorian readers. For this compendium, Jeremy Clay has unearthed hundreds of bizarre tales, including the pallbearer killed by a coffin, the Father Christmas whose beard caught fire, an elephant called into the witness-box and a 19-ton consignment of embalmed cats.

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