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By Mr on 01-09-16
Interesting. But it's not history. It's entertainment history
I bought this because i am interested in the period and not many books have been written about crimes of the time.
This is good as an overview. An intellectual bookend about Orwell and his view of crime. However it isn't history. Too much is made of what characters did together where there is no evidence and quite a bit of it is clearly taken from autopsy reports and police reports and over written. It's fun but not that exhaustive.
Kim Hartman's reading is excitable and sometimes far too much. Like a cross be written a school teacher reading to nine year olds and an Agatha Christie hammy performance.
It's ok. Just not the best.
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