A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh & The Lothians, Paperback / softback Book

A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh & The Lothians Paperback / softback


Seldom in history has there been a city with a more sordid reputation than Edinburgh.

Beneath the surface respectability of the jewel in the Scottish crown lies a warren of filth-ridden alleys and stairs where thieves, murderers and ghouls of every description planned and carried out their foul deeds.

In this book we meet them all. Major Weir, the devil-worshipping black magician and his wicked sister Grizel; Captain Porteous, the corrupt official who inspired the population to mob justice; Jessie King, the notorious Stockbridge baby farmer; wife poisoner Eugene Chantrelle; Deacon Brodie, the inspiration behind Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; and of course, worst of all, Mr Burke and Mr Hare, who plied their swift trade in corpses for the dissection table of Dr Knox.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780750951050



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