The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane

The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane

Author: Jane Housham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781786481597

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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A Victorian Murder. A Victorian Madman. A Modern Judgement. Gateshead, April 1866 The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane takes the forgotten case of a child murder in 1866 as a springboard to delve deeply into the pysche of the Victorians. What Jane Housham finds, in this exploration of guilt, sexual deviance and madness, is a diagnosis that is still ripe for the challenging and a sentence that provokes even our liberal modern judgement. Set around Gateshead, it is a revelatory social history of the North - an area growing in industry and swelling with immigration, where factory workers are tinged blue and yellow by chemicals, the first tabloids are printed, children are left alone by working parents and haystack fires sweep the county in rebellion against the introduction of the police force. Into this landscape, a five-year-old Irish girl named Sarah Melvin sets out over the fell to look for her father, and a troubled young man makes a frightening leap of logic to save his own skin. Told here for the first time, this is an extraordinary story of sexual deviance and murder. In lively, empathic prose, Jane Housham explores psychiatry, the justice system and the media in mid-Victorian England to reveal a surprisingly modern state of affairs.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787674702

Category: Music

Page: 1655

View: 500

Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112113401191

Category: Copyright

Page: 1528

View: 898

The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).