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Gentlemen we are going of topic here the thread was about a book that Alan had read about punishment in 1800-1900.
As you say we all have an opinion on todays crimes and their punishment but this was not what the thread was about.

Sounds a good read Alan, I will have to look out for a copy. Alberta.

john knight

I have just bought this book from Amazon for £3.50 plus £2 postage,very interesting with some very good street photos,well worth seeking out a copy.Amazon have quite a few, I went for the cheapest and it's almost mint condition.

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Thanks John I am going to buy one for Pete and will take a look into Amazon. A very interesting thread Alan. Jean.


I had two of these and gave one away. I should have kept it for one of the raffles...