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A Grim Almanac of Oxfordshire

A Grim Almanac of Oxfordshire

by Nicola Sly
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/02/2013
  $32.99
A Grim Almanac of Oxfordshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 ghastly tales from the county's past.

There are murders and manslaughters, including the killing by Mrs Barber of her entire family in 1909 while temporarily insane, and the brutal murder of four-year-old Edward Busby in 1871, killed by his mother to prevent his father ill-treating him. There are bizarre deaths, including those of four-year-old Charles Taylor, who was accidentally kicked clean through a top storey window in 1844 by a child playing on a swing, George Sheppard, who was struck by a cricket ball during a match in 1905, and of the vicar of Bucknell, who starved himself to death in 1935.

There is an assortment of calamities which include strange and unusual crimes, devastating fires, rail crashes, explosions, disasters, mysteries, freak weather and a plethora of uncanny accidents.

Generously illustrated, this chronicle is an entertaining and readable record of Oxfordshire's grim past. Delve into the dreadful deeds of Oxford's past, if you dare!
ISBN:
9780752465814
9780752465814
Category:
Local history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-02-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
The History Press Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
235x165x15mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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