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A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire (Grim Almanacs) (Paperback)

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A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 365 ghastly tales from around the county. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances, and a multitude of mysteries, this almanac explores the darker side of Herefordshire's past. Here are stories of tragedy, torment, and the truly unfortunate with diverse tales of murderers, bodysnatchers, duelists, poachers, rioters, and rebels. Joining them are accounts of tragic suicides, accidents, and bizarre deaths, including William Prosser, who died in Clodock in 1893 as the result of a practical joke; the farmer bitten to death by his horse in 1887; and the young man from Colwall who allegedly sat on a spike. All these, plus tales of fires, catastrophes, explosions, and disasters, are here. Generously illustrated, this chronicle is an entertaining and readable record of Herefordshire’s grim past. Read on ... if you dare!

About the Author


Nicola Sly has a Master's Degree in forensic and legal psychology and currently teaches criminology to adult learners. She is the author of eighteen true crime books, including Herefordshire Murders, Worcestershire Murders, Bristol Murders, Dorset Murders, Hampshire Murders, Shropshire Murders, and Murder by Poison: A Casebook of Historic British Murders. She lives in Cornwall.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780752459998
ISBN-10: 0752459996
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: February 21st, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Grim Almanacs