Monday, 27 April 2015
An A - Z of Victorian Crime and Culture - R is for...
R is for - Rookeries... the area to the North of Belgrave Gate in Leicester was known to many as this. An area of cramped, poor housing, with many people living in 1 up and 1 down hovels, or at the other end, sharing rooms in large common lodging houses. This is the focus of books 1 and 2 in the Borough Boys series, and what a hard place to exist!
R is for - Racket... an illegal or illicit enterprise, normally attributed with gambling or cheating.
R is for - Rozzer... another slang name for a constable.
R is for - Rumbumptious... haughty or pugilistic - game for a fight. There are several such characters throughout my series.
The voices inside my head have finally started, once again. I have been struggling with how to adapt the work I have already under...
The old Borough map circa 1860 Looking towards 'The King & Crown' Inn from St Martins West The original Leicester In...
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