Isle of Wight Villains : Rogues, Rascals and Reprobates
Once renowned as a place to dump criminals,and with a past steeped in smuggling, the Isle of Wight provides copious tales of corruption, violence and delinquency. From the customs officer who had both his hands severed by smugglers, to Bembridge witch Molly Downer who embarrassed the vicar by making him her heir, this book contains a vast array of misdeeds and miscreants. Featuring criminals such as Michael Morey, who butchered his grandson, and thirteen-year-old John Leigh, who strangled his father and, caught in the act by his sister, threw her from a window, Isle of Wight Villains details the darker side of this island paradise.
- Electronic book text | 160 pages
- 31 Jan 2012
- The History Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
About Jan Toms
Jan Toms is descended from a long line of Islanders. Her previous works include twelves novels published under the name Janet Mary Tomson; she has also written articles for Island Life magazine, and the on-line magazine Suite 101, mostly historical in content. She is also the author of The Little Book of the Isle of Wight (2011). Jan has recently taught creative writing for adult males in Camp Hill Prison.