The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain Was Poisoned at Home, Work, & Play
Victorian murderers may have loved the old vial-of-arsenic-in-the-drink trick, but most Britons killed by the substance died by accident. In this often grisly book, James Whorton takes you from fatal family dinners (thanks to rat poison mistaken for sugar) to toxic green dyes. Poisoned by playing cards! Contaminated by candy wrappers! What's your favorite color, Victorian England? Green? You mean DEATH?! You won't want to put down this book about arsenic-laced books you'd really want to put down!
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