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This book is full of detailed information on the London burkers and their nefarious deeds. Better yet, it provides a lot of great information on life in Victorian London. Read morePublished 7 months ago by a man of wealth and taste
I heard an interview with Ms. Wise on BBC and thought I'd pick up her first book. I've been slowly slogging my way through this book for a month now. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Observe_the_cat!
Sometimes hard to believe when considered in terms of today's values. Still it is well documented and explains very well "where we are" in terms of the securing and use... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rodney M. Cole
This is a well-researched book, and it covers more than just the crime referred to in the subtitle (A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London). Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Sam Adams
I'd long been intersted in medical history, how things changed over the years so that medical care became better for the masses. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by K. L Sadler
Unfortunately, what this book most reminded me of was Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, which was 20% what it claimed to be about and 80% about... Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by WingsandRings
Couldn't slog through this book. Very dry and not in a style I enjoy reading. Couldn't get through it.Published on September 19, 2010 by D. Liebig
The Italian Boy is the story of a little-known 19th century murder. The story begins in 1832 with the delivery of the body of an "Italian boy" to one of London's many private... Read morePublished on March 13, 2009 by Ellis Bell
Despite the fascinating topic, Sarah Wise has somehow managed to create an oddly sprawling, poorly conceived narrative. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Kathryn F. McKinney