Brewer's Rogues Villains and Eccentrics: An A-Z of Roguish Britons Through the Ages
“A quirky reference treasure...this low-priced text will enhance any public or high-school library shelf and supply a bored library worker with stolen moments of delight.”—Booklist
Presenting the Hall of Shame! Both entertaining and indiscreet, this dictionary of callous cads introduces a host of wildly colorful characters. Here are assassins and arsonists, hangmen and horse thieves, hell-raisers and highwaymen, not to mention an array of poisoners, quacks, and forgers. Meet Ronald Biggs, one of the participants of the Great Train Robbery, and Julie Amiri, a thief who found being detained by policemen...very exciting. There’s enough degradation, depravity, and dottiness to delight anyone.
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Review: Brewer's Rogues, Villains & Eccentrics: An AZ of Roguish Britons Through the AgesUser Review - Becca Haynes - Goodreads
I absolutely loved this book, it's huge but full of all of the great British eccentrics that this country has produced. Read full review
Review: Brewer's Rogues, Villains & Eccentrics: An AZ of Roguish Britons Through the AgesUser Review - Alexandra - Goodreads
Really interesting, but far too long for a casual read. As this was a library book, I couldn't keep dipping into it - it had to go back at some point. Also worth noting that it will need updating, as ... Read full review