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Strange Sights and Sporting Scenes: Eccentric Oddities of 18th and 19th Century England

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The much-loved chronicler and observer of all that is unusual, John Timbs describes a selection of the oddest sights and anecdotes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • The Wonder of All the Wonders That the World Ever Wondered At
  • The Princess Caraboo
  • Fat Folks: Lambert and Bright
  • A Cure for Corpulence
  • Epitaphs on Fat Folks
  • Count Borulawski, the Polish Dwarf
  • The Irish Giant
  • Birth Extraordinary
  • William Hutton’s Strong Woman
  • Wildman and his Bees
  • Lord Stowell’s Love of Sightseeing
  • John Day and Fairlop Fair
  • A Princely Hoax
  • Sir John Waters’ Escape
  • Colonel Mackinnon’s Practical Joking
  • A Gourmand Physician
  • Dick England the Gambler
  • Brighton Races 30 Years Since
  • Colonel Mellish
  • Doncaster Eccentrics
  • Walking Stewart
  • Youthful Days of the Hon. Grantly Berkeley
  • What became of the Seven Dials

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