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The Poet and the Murderer: A True Story of Verse, Violence and the Art of Forgery Paperback – June 2, 2003

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'A cracking tale: the labyrinthine story he uncovers is beautifully paced and as complex as any conspiracy theory: a work of non-fiction, it reads like a thriller.' Observer 'Utterly enthralling' Simon Winchester, author of 'The Professor and the Madman' 'A terrific story, terrifically told' New York Daily News 'An adventurous and sensational narrative' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

About the Author

Simon Worrall was born in Wellington, England in 1951, and spent his childhood in East Africa and SIngapore. He has written for magazines and newspapers all over the world, including the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Guardian and the New Yorker. He lives in East Hampton with his wife and son.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd (June 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184115587X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841155876
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.7 x 5.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,298,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. L. Crisp on December 21, 2014
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Fascinating story about a genius who used his talents for revenge. The author is an amazing researcher who teaches the reader much about the Mormon Church, the fine art of forgery of historical documents and the consequences of someone who gets into trouble so deeply his only "solution" is murder.
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Since I've been a Mormon for nearly 50 years, I can inform readers that this book is full of wrong information about my church. I'm no expert in the field of rare books, but if Worrall's research about Mormonism is this sloppy, I wouldn't trust his research about anything else either.
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