Chock full of history and written in the dialogue of the criminal classes, this story of the Great Train Robbery of 1855 is much more than just that story. The characters are odd and amusing and their shady strategies make you laugh at their dull victims. To read this book is to be a spectator at a Victorian low-life carnival with a great seat.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3553.R48 G73 1975
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Isa Lang, Head of Information Services, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended