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Criminal Manchester: Experiences of a Special Correspondent

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(4,75 Sterne; 10 Bewertungen)

Follow the Manchester Evening News 'special correspondent' and his guide - recently back from a 'seven stretch' - as they take you on a tour through the dimly lit quarters of late 19th-century criminal Manchester.- Summary by Phil Benson (2 hr 7 min)


Charter Street: Past and Present


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Life in Charter Street


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What Followed in Charter Street


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Deansgate Dens


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Deansgate Scenes on a Saturday Night


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Gambling and Prize Fighting


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Women and their Masters


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A Dog Fight: Brutality and Poverty


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Under the Lash: A Garroter's Confession


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Canal Street: Ginger Liz and Cockney Jim


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(5 Sterne)

Excellent reading...this kind of book makes you hope reincarnation is true, so many have had such short awful lives the first (?) time around

Recommended for people interested in the period, and in true crime stories.

(4 Sterne)

This is an excellent little booklet. A 19th Century newspaper magnate grabbed a man who had just come out of prison and said “Wander around the seedy part of town. Tell us what you see. Shock the middle class.” Well, I imagine that’s what he said. It’s a brilliant little slice of social history in the Mayhew mould.

Nicely read

(5 Sterne)

thievesworld in Manchester, but still interesting