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Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway

Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder - Kate Colquhoun

London: Little, Brown, 2011, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Maps [1]; Review copy, with slip laid in;

From the cover: “In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9. 45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain.

The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 339 pages.
£9.80
Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway