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The Private Life Of Jack The Ripper

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147162
Size: 64.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 268
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Book Description: In this shrewd and witty novel, Victorian London for the poor is brought to life with compelling authority - hard, menial work; violence; prostitution; disease. A masterly evocation of the practice of medicine in 1888 - the year of Jack the Ripper - it is also a medical mystery. Why were his victims so silent and why so little blood?


The Private Life Of Florence Nightingale

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147154
Size: 34.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: This harsh and gritty story of Florence Nightingale does little to perpetuate the myth of the gentle lady of the lamp. Instead, through the eyes of his impassioned narrator, Richard Gordon lays bare the truth of this complex and chilling character.


The Private Life Of Doctor Crippen

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147146
Size: 21.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Book Description: Doctor Crippen's murder of his wife ranks among the most notorious crimes of the twentieth century. Richard Gordon skilfully recreates the chilling atmosphere of the murder - and how it shook respectable society to the core. Using the character as his case study, Gordon also reveals the conflicting suavity and savagery of the Edwardian age.


The Bfi Companion To Crime

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Author: Phil Hardy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780304332151
Size: 54.23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Robbers, gangsters, murderers, and criminals of every description have long been a staple of popular entertainment. Movies are no exception, and film buffs and scholars alike now have a complete guide to the vast array of films that make up the fascinating world of crime cinema. The BFI Companion to Crime offers detailed information on the sub-genres and motifs of movies dealing with criminals and their behavior: prison dramas, heist stories, kidnappings, the exploits of serial killers, juvenile delinquents, and hired guns. Phil Hardy also includes articles on the historical and social background of crime movies. The Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, the FBI, and the underworld of union rackets, prostitution, and drugs are some of the topics covered. Fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Maigret, Philip Marlow, and Pretty Boy Floyd appear in these pages, along with the literary sources of many crime films. The works of Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, and Eric Ambler are among those featured. Abundantly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, this is the book for film enthusiasts and anyone interested in the crime genre.


The Summer Of Sir Lancelot

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755131258
Size: 52.50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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Book Description: Sir Lancelot Spratt, respected and feared senior consultant at St Swithan's has finally taken the plunge and retired. Unable to fill his days terrorising staff and patients alike, he turns instead to a new passion - a spot of trout fishing. However his solace and quiet reverie is soon broken by his mischievous and rather attractive niece.


Doctor In The Nest

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755146956
Size: 68.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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Book Description: Sir Lancelot Sprat is finding his faith in the British Health Service is taking a battering. It had already been a bad day - a call from Nairobi, a disagreement over the breakfast haddock, and a visit from Sir Lionel! All is further complicated by two ex-students and three ladies only too willing to satisfy a widower's sexual desires.


Jack The Ripper

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Author: Gary Coville
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476607370
Size: 18.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 203
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Book Description: The identity of Jack the Ripper has consumed public curiosity since he first tormented the East End of London in 1888. Numerous theories have been offered as to his identity, but he remains in the shadows where, it seems, only imaginative literature has been able to elucidate his meaning to the modern world. This work surveys the literary, film, television, and radio treatments of Jack the Ripper and his crimes. The works of fiction are thoroughly analyzed, as are the major nonfiction works that have offered various theories about the Ripper’s identity. Works whose narratives are obviously inspired by Jack the Ripper and his crimes are also discussed.


The Private Life Of Jack The Ripper

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780434302567
Size: 41.23 MB
Format: PDF
Category : English fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 278
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Book Description: Kriminalroman.


The Facemaker

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755131142
Size: 27.63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Graham Trevose is a pioneer of reconstructive surgery, but this is received with deep suspicion by orthodox medicine. The ethical debates which perplexed medical men in post-First-World-War London are the same that face today's doctors over the issues of human cloning, animal organ transplants and embryo-screening.


The Captain S Table

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755130960
Size: 64.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Book Description: William Ebbs is made Captain of a luxury liner, and quickly encounters the first night dinner, the dangers of finding a woman in his room, the embarrassing presence of the company's largest shareholder, and a passenger overboard, as well as blackmail. This is a tale of nautical misadventure and mayhem packed with rib-tickling humour.


Nuts In May

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147138
Size: 74.16 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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Book Description: Algernon Brickwood has a son, Teddy, who has been sent down from Oxford and also broken off his engagement to Abigail. Algernon can live without the Oxford connection, but certainly not the family?s impending union with the lovely, and rather rich, Abigail. This is an uproarious romp through love, money and a taste for high living.


Doctor In The Soup

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755146972
Size: 16.41 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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Book Description: This witty medical mystery sees the deeply ambitions MP for Churchford join the list of Richard Gordon's private patients. Gordon is surprised when the MP pays him a visit of particular delicacy, but agrees to refer him to a psychiatrist. The referral letter goes astray and turns up in the hands of the press!