We very much enjoyed our ‘Evening of Murder’ with Dr. Lucy Worsley at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre on Saturday 18 March.
The evening was based on her new book ‘A Very British Murder’ and we have two signed copies to give-away.
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More about ‘A Very British Murder’
Murder – a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very British obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves?
‘A Very British Murder’ investigates this phenomenon, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nation-wide panic in the early nineteenth century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria’s lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, puppet shows and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a key turning point during the birth of modern Britain, murder entered our national psyche, and it’s been a part of us ever since.