- File Size: 1478 KB
- Print Length: 292 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 11, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IEJ8AII
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,980,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Deacon Brodie: A Double Life Kindle Edition
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Because Hutchinson confines his novel to the last year of Deacon Brodie's life, a bit of background for those who are unaware of this historical character. William Brodie (1741 - 1788), more commonly known by his prestigious title of Deacon Brodie, was a Scottish cabinet-maker, deacon of a trades guild and Edinburgh city councilor, who maintained a secret life as a burglar, partly for the thrill, and partly to fund his gambling. By day, Brodie was a respectable tradesman and Deacon (president) of the Incorporation of Wrights, the head of the Craft of Cabinetmaking, which made him a member of the Town Council. Part of his job in building cabinets was to install and repair their locks and other security mechanisms and repair door locks. He socialized with the gentry of Edinburgh. At night, however, Brodie became a burglar and thief.Read more ›