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Titanic Survivor: The Memoirs of Violet Jessop, Stewardess
The most amazing thing about this story is Violet Jessop, not only was she on board the Titanic sank but she was also on the Britannic 4 years later a ...more
Mar 17, 2003
Aug 16, 2008
The Lighthouse Stevensons: The extraordinary story of the building of the Scottish lighthouses by the ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson
Read this after watching a programme about the Bell Rock Lighthouse, one of the lighthouses mentioned in the book. In awe of the man who designed this ...more
Apr 06, 2008
Apr 06, 2013
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Very interesting factual book which covers various aspects of forensic science from fingerprints to genetic fingerprinting. As well as explaining the ...more
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
I spend my working life in a Neuro theatre, and as a result spend most of the day with neurosurgeons and their patients, I'm the person handing the in ...more
not set
Sep 18, 2014
Please, Nurse!: A Student Nurse in the 1950s
Oh to be a student nurse in 1950's UK. Did my training about 40 years later, so I worked with people who were able to remember the same things that th ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 07, 2013
Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania
Interesting book which tells the story of the illfated Lusitania, which was sunk after being torpedoed a 100 years ago.
At the time the German governme
May 02, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma
An interesting man who was never shown the appreciation he deserved, nor allowed the dignity of living how he wanted. He's one of those people in hist ...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 15, 2015
The Sisters Who Would be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey
One of my favourite places is Bradgate park in Leicestershire, it has a river, a reservoir, an old tower on a hill and the ruins of Bradgate manor, ch ...more
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
A Grim Almanac of Leicestershire
Interesting book full of local history cases, some murders, accidents and other incidents. Been researching the family tree and found an ancestor who ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Notes from a Small Island
I'm an expat Brit who's been away from home for 4 and a half years. Every so often I like to sit down with a cup of tea, my marmite on toast and pick ...more
Jun 10, 2003
Aug 16, 2008
Execution: A History of Capital Punishment in Britain
Interesting book which deals with various forms of execution used in the UK in the past. Have to admit that some cases which have appeared since the d ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name
Read this as it was one of the guardian list books, carried on reading it as it's a fascinating account of a young black woman's life in the 40's and ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
The Mammoth Book of Maneaters: Over 250 Terrifying True Accounts of Predators from Pre-history to the Present
Some interesting accounts, but there also seemed to be lots of cannibals within the pages of the book.
Mar 30, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Interesting book which describes the ways in which the dead have been used to help the living through the centuries.
The chapter on donation is somethi
Jan 15, 2012
Nov 26, 2011
The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides In the Bath
Very good factual accoumt of the crimes, the trial and Sir Bernard Spilsbury's involvement.
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of Modern CSI
I'd heard of Sir Spilsbury before as I'd read true crime books mainly dealing with British murders ie Dr Crippen.
This book focuses on some of his most
Jul 28, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
The Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness & Obsession
Interesting collection of stories, mysteries and murder abound. Most were very interesting, some were sad, and a couple seem to be fillers.
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
Nights In Haunted Houses
A series of investigations by a paranormal research team into various haunted houses.
Jun 1999
Aug 01, 2008
Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection
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Aug 14, 2008
Norfolk Poisoners
not set
Jul 19, 2009
Castles: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland: The Definitive Guide to the Most Impressive Buildings and Intriguing Sites
not set
Jul 29, 2009
The Mammoth Book of the History of Murder
not set
Aug 14, 2008
The Lucky Bugger's Casebook: Tales Of Serendipity And Outrageous Good Fortune
Nov 15, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dec 2004
Sep 15, 2007
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