Coverart for item
The Resource The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

Label
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
Title
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
Statement of responsibility
Carol Baxter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Tawell was a sincere Quaker but a sinning one. Convicted of forgery, he was transported to Sydney, where he opened Australia's first retail pharmacy and made a fortune. When he returned home to England after fifteen years, he thought he would be welcomed; instead he was shunned.Then on New Year's Day 1845 Tawell boarded the 7:42 pm train to London Paddington. Soon, men arrived chasing a suspected murderer – but the 7:42 had departed. The Great Western Railway was experimenting with a new-fangled device, the electric telegraph, so a message was sent: a 'KWAKER' man was on the run. The trail became a sensation, involving no apparent weapon, much innuendo, and a pious man desperate to save his reputation – and would usher in the modern communication age.Told with narrative verve and rich in historical research, this is a delicious true tale of murder and scientific revolution in Victorian England
Summary
A true tale of murder and scientific revolution, The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable is historical crime writing at its best
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10223260
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baxter, Carol
Dewey number
909
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true tale of passion, poison and pursuit
Label
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:798ce2bf-d855-4d86-8eb3-4329d553f7a9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781780742441
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:798ce2bf-d855-4d86-8eb3-4329d553f7a9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781780742441
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...