The Wicked Boy

Written By Kate Summerscale
The Wicked Boy
  • Publsiher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 05 May 2016
  • ISBN : 140885113X
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 82 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Wicked Boy written by Kate Summerscale which was release on 05 May 2016, this book published by Bloomsbury Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017 The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 'Her research is needle-sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what is most heartening about this truly remarkable book is the story of real-life redemption that it brings to light' John Carey, Sunday Times Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow brick terraced house in east London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, leaving the boys and their mother at home for the summer. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. During this time nobody saw or heard from their mother, though the boys told neighbours she was visiting relatives. As the sun beat down on the Coombes house, an awful smell began to emanate from the building. When the police were finally called to investigate, what they found in one of the bedrooms sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read. In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality – it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Wicked Boy

The Wicked Boy
  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 140885113X
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Summary : Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017 The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 'Her research is needle-sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what ...

The Wicked Boy

The Wicked Boy
  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 140885113X
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Summary : Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book! From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era London In the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ...

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  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Total pages : 682
  • ISBN : 140885113X
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1804
  • Total pages : 36
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-04
  • Total pages : 268
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