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Title:The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
Price:AUD$13.50 (about USD$10.50)
Category:True Crime
Item ID:P002-7385
Publisher:Bloomsbury, London, 2016
Condition:Very Good
Bloomsbury, 2016, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First

First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 378 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Early in the morning of Monday, July 8, 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother, Nattie, set out from their small, yellow-brick 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 neighbors, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next 10 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 finally 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; Britain/UK; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781408851159. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7385.
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