Books tagged: james wood

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Victorian Crimebeaters - the birth of law and order
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 85,750. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
This is a unique account of the early days of policing in England from the night watchmen of the 1820s to the introduction and development of the detective force up and until 1910. It contains a particularly unusual report of life on the beat and how officers dealt with a variety of crimes. Includes reports on Sherlock Holmes and early ant-terrorism measures.
Birth of the British Bobby
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The introduction of early policing measures throughout the UK from industrialist MP Robert Peel and his 'Peeler' to the birth of the British Bobby, Scotland Yard, detectives, and Sherlock Holmes.
Queen Victoria's policing Guide 1899 - Victorian & Edwardian Manchester
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » Family history
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This is a fascinating Victorian Bobby's Bible - unearthed quite by accident from the archives of my great grandfather - James Wood’s - a former Royal Protection Officer from personal effects, diaries and records, which had lain hidden and unseen for over 100 years. It is a rare and valued policing guide authorised by Queen Victoria.
Fiction Gutted: The Establishment and the Novel
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Gideon Lewis-Kraus notes, writing in the Los Angeles Times, James Wood is a writer who matters. People read him, people of the educated, monied, controlling part of the populace. That's why it's important that what James Wood writes does not matter – in central ways. Nowhere is this more on display than in How Fiction Works, the star critic's most recent book.