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- DescriptionSwansea has a dangerous past. As a seaport, the town confronted the unkwn on a daily basis. In this book, we explore the dark underbelly of South Wales; from the dirty, lawless docks to the narrow, festering slums of the alleyways. Little Martha Nash, Claire Phillips, Peter Moitch ...all met their sad end within these streets. Even where the town meets the countryside is safer. It is this idyllic landscape that was home to Muriel Drinkwater and Elear Williams, both of whom were tragically killed. Swansea is alive with the memories of its crimes; from unfortunate sailors to jealous husbands and vengeful employees, Geoff Brookes' well researched and compelling book presents a selection of some of the most famous crimes. Each case is analysed and the key facts outlined; some were closed. Many remain unresolved, and their stories linger still. You will never look at Swansea the same way again.
- Author BiographyA writer with a long-standing interest in Welsh history, Geoff Brookes was Head of English in Dillwyn Llewelyn Comprehensive School, and Deputy Head teacher in Cefn Hengoed Community School in Swansea. He has appeared in the Times Education Supplement on 150 occasions and his work appears in every edition of the Welsh Country Magazine, as well as in a range of other publications such as the Independent. He is the author of the forthcoming Bloody Welsh History: Swansea, and Swansea Then & Now. He lives in Swansea.
- Author(s)Geoff Brookes
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication03/06/2013
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Series TitleMurders
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content Note60 black & white illustrations
- Weight204 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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