Death, Detection and Crime: Was Murder Invented by literary Victorians?

I thought the easiest and quickest way to introduce this book is to share some review snippets: A study of the roots of our fascination with violent crime, Murder being an invention in Britain in the 19th century, 19th century murder as a template for modern crime and punishment, Engrossing as Flanders excels at following the trends... Continue Reading →

    Few people do not know of the feminist and legal pioneer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court.  Yes, she's a Supreme Court Justice, a glass-ceiling-breaker, and an 82-year-old Jewish grandma. She's also a meme. The notorious RBG is the subject of at least three recently released books: I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her... Continue Reading →

Vintage Books: Forgotten Gems Now Discoverable in the Digital Library

'Mark Twain once famously said: there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past and can't be restored. Well, over recent years, The British Library, working with Microsoft has embarked on an ambitious programme to digitise its collection of 19th century books. There are... Continue Reading →

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