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The Resource The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

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The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Title
The wicked boy
Title remainder
the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Statement of responsibility
Kate Summerscale
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbours, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning their parents' valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. But as the sun beat down on the Coombes house, a strange smell began to emanate from the building. When the police were called to investigate, the discovery they made sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read. Kate Summerscale uncovers a true story of murder and morality
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1965-
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Summerscale, Kate
Dewey number
364.1'523'083092
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not applicable
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PerformerNote
Read by Jot Davies
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Davies, Jot
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  • Coombes, Robert
  • Coombes, Nathaniel
  • Coombes, Robert
  • Coombes, Nathaniel
  • Juvenile homicide
  • Murder
  • Audiobooks
  • Crime
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Label
The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
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Publication
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781489373311
Extent
9 CDs (10 hr., 15 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781489373311
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Label
The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
Publication
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781489373311
Extent
9 CDs (10 hr., 15 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781489373311
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, stereo

Library Locations

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      Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX, GB
      51.5014572 -0.1944621
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