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The Peculiar Case Of The Electric Constable

Author : Carol Baxter
ISBN : 9781780742441
Genre : History
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Quaker John Tawell's trial became a sensation, involving poison and sexual scandal. It helped to secure the telegraph's fame — and usher in the modern communication age. A true tale of murder and scientific revolution, The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable is historical crime writing at its best.
Category: History

Writing And Publishing Gripping Family Histories

Author : Carol Janice Baxter
ISBN : 1535377844
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'Fact-driven and tedious' is how the publishing world judges the genre of family history writing. Yet family histories don't need to be boring. Carol Baxter has proven with her internationally-acclaimed popular histories that history can be 'as lively and readable as a crime novel' ("The Times", London). She began the journey of showing genealogists how to transform dry facts into interesting narrative in "Writing Interesting Family Histories". She goes one step further in the long-awaited companion volume, "Writing and Publishing Gripping Family Histories". Visualising facts, telling stories, creating tension, enveloping readers in sensory experiences, and using story boxes to add life to drier narratives are among the topics covered in this 'how to' publication. It also provides editorial tips, information about publishing options, and self-publishing guidelines. There is no longer any reason - or excuse - for writing 'fact-driven and tedious' family histories. This book shows genealogists how to write gripping family histories.

Black Widow

Author : Carol Baxter
ISBN : 9781743432273
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Never before in the hundred year history of Australia has a female prisoner become so notorious as Louisa Collins.' - Evening News Two inquests, four trials, three hung juries and the executioner.but was Louisa Collins really a husband killer? Was she the callous adulteress, drunkard and liar known as the Botany Bay Murderess and the Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay? Or was this mother of seven a spirited and defiant woman who was punished for breaching society's expectations of womanly behaviour? Compelling, freshly told and richly detailed, Black Widow uncovers the truth of a story that challenged the morality, the politics and the notion of law in an Australia on the edge of nationhood.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Writing Interesting Family Histories

Author : Carol Baxter
ISBN : 1535393459
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Keen to write an engaging family history? Stuck with little more than names and dates? Uncertain how to begin? Writing INTERESTING Family Histories is a must-read. With advice ranging from how you can structure a simple family history and begin writing, through to how you can use simple words and sentences to evoke drama and tension, this book will help turn your dusty piles of notes and photocopies into a riveting family history. It will challenge you to rethink what "facts" truly are. It will show you how to extract "dialogue" from original records. It will help release your creative writing spirit. There is no need to fictionalise history to make it interesting! After reading this book, you too will be able to turn dry facts into exciting narrative.

Farmer And Mechanic

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Genre : Agriculture
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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Author : Carol Baxter
ISBN : 9781925576641
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was held in connection with the shooting of an airline pilot.' Petite, glamorous and beguiling, Jessie 'Chubbie' Miller was one remarkable woman ... flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world men adored her. When the young Jessie left suburban Melbourne and her newspaperman husband in 1927, little did she know that she'd become the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight (with a black silk gown thrown into her small flight bag, just in case), or fly the first air race for women with Amelia Earhart, or that she would disappear over the Florida Straits feared lost forever only to charm her way to a rescue. Nor could she have predicted that five years later she'd find herself at the centre of one of the most notorious and controversial murder trials in United States history. And this all began with something as ridiculously mundane as a pat of butter. The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller is a spellbinding story of an extraordinary woman - an international celebrity during the golden age of aviation - and her passionate and spirited life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography