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Hardcover, 222 pages
Published April 27th 1992 by Cassell
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Kay
The key here is "Ordnance Survey Guide" -- there are maps and descriptions of smuggling haunts and famous smugglers who operated along Britain's coast, arranged more or less geographically. Entries are done in encyclopedia style. Thus there's not really a coherent narrative regarding the history of smuggling, though there is an essay of some twenty pages at the beginning of the book that describes a typical smuggling run.

Anyone familiar with Ordnance Survey maps knows exactly what to expect in
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Abigail Bok
Jul 01, 2014 Abigail Bok rated it really liked it
Very thorough, and full of colorful anecdotes. If anyone is writing a historical novel with a smuggling theme, this is a treasure.
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