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The Resource The peculiar case of the electric constable : a true tale of passion, poison & pursuit, Carol Baxter

The peculiar case of the electric constable : a true tale of passion, poison & pursuit, Carol Baxter

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The peculiar case of the electric constable : a true tale of passion, poison & pursuit
Title
The peculiar case of the electric constable
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a true tale of passion, poison & pursuit
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Carol Baxter
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Language
eng
Summary
John Tawell was a sincere English 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 after 15 years, he thought he would be welcomed, a reformed, rich entrepreneur; instead he was shunned. Tawell was struggling financially and emotionally when on New Year's Day 1845 he boarded the 7.42pm train from Slough to Paddington. Soon, policemen rushed to the station looking for a suspected murderer -- but the 7:42 had departed. The Great Western Railway was experimenting with a new-fangled instrument, the telegraph, so a message was relayed to London: a "KWAKER" man was on the run. It became the sensational murder of the day, involving poisoning, religious scandal, sexual innuendo, and very little hard evidence. Tawell was infamous, and his trial helped to secure the telegraph's fame and adoption -- a watershed event
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A true tale of murder and scientific revolution, The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable is historical crime writing at its best
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10223260
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BTCTA
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Baxter, Carol J
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Tawell, John
  • Telecommunication
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • Murder
  • Telecommunication
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adult
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a true tale of passion, poison and pursuit
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The peculiar case of the electric constable : a true tale of passion, poison & pursuit, Carol Baxter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-382) and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Alarm -- pt. 2 Obsession -- pt. 3 Suspicion -- pt. 4 Fascination -- pt. 5 Agony
Control code
000051924382
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 391 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780742434
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other control number
60001835423
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857877612
Label
The peculiar case of the electric constable : a true tale of passion, poison & pursuit, Carol Baxter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Alarm -- pt. 2 Obsession -- pt. 3 Suspicion -- pt. 4 Fascination -- pt. 5 Agony
Control code
000051924382
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 391 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780742434
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other control number
60001835423
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857877612

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