The Burglar Caught By A Skeleton – Jeremy Clay
New, never-read book
A grisly insight into the Victorians’ strange world – from the man who died falling into an open grave to the 180,000 mummified cats imported from Egypt as fertiliser.
Divided into sections – from Love and Marriage through Court, Crime and Punishment, Animals, Accidents and Misfortune, Inventions, Sport, Food and Drink , The Supernatural, and finally Wagers and Feats – and with each article reproduced in full, The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton is also packed with sketches from the sensational Illustrated Police News.
Deliciously appalling and dreadfully funny, The Burglar Caught by a Skeletonwill have you, one way or the other, in tears.