From the murder of sweet Fanny Adams in 1867 to that of Florence Dennis – shot in the head and left in a ditch in 1894 – Jan Bondeson has scoured the archives of the Victorian Illustrated Police News (IPN) to give accounts of 56 murders, with background details of the victims and the fates of the killers. Each case features at least one illustration – often depictions of the crime scene and the scaffold – from the pages of the IPN.
A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities
Is the Border collie Pythagoras incarnate or just a sheep herder? Which female monarch raced a St Bernard's dog cart and who did she run against? The answers to these and many more unusual queries are examined in this beautifully produced book by renowned rheumatologist and storyteller Jan Bondeson. His erudite accounts of canine intellectuals, globetrotters, philanthropists and thespians, heroes, rat-killers and faithful friends are illustrated with prints, portraits and satirical cartoons from the past 200 years.