Tag: England

Solving crime by The Yard

Filed in Crime-Mystery by on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
Solving crime by The Yard

Did London create Jack the Ripper, or did Jack create London? This age-old ‘nature versus nurture’ debate is one of the fundamental themes which powers Alex Grecian’s outstanding novel The Yard. It’s 1889, and London is reeling from the recent onslaught (and escape) by one of history’s first celebrity mass murderers – the aforementioned ‘Jack […]

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Getting jiggy in Georgian London

Filed in History by on February 16, 2013 3 Comments
Getting jiggy in Georgian London

The Secret History of Georgian London – sordid, seamy, captivating, alluring, repelling, wicked, fascinating, and very, very British – and that’s just the first page. It’s a strange thing; the Lock Hospital (18th-century London’s first institution specifically for treating sexually-transmitted diseases) made almost as much money from renting out pews in its chapel for Sunday […]

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