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The Inheritor's Powder: A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed
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The Inheritor's Powder: A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed (Hardback)

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All was quiet in the Bodle home in Plumstead village on the morning of 2 November 1833. In the large ten bedroom farmhouse, the maid Sophia Taylor began preparing breakfast while, at the cottage down the track, Mary Higgins came down to set the fire.



But all was not as it seemed that morning...When the local doctor was summoned several hours later he found four women suffering from severe vomiting and stomach pains whilst the master of the house was delirious with pain. His suspicions raised, the doctor contacted Michael Faraday at his laboratory in Woolwich.



So began a chain of events that would grip the entire nation. For in the 19th century, criminal poisoning was terrifyingly easy, yet almost impossible to prove - a situation that resulted in no end of mischief. 'The fell spirit of the Borgias' was said to be sweeping across the land and as the panic reached fever pitch, so the race to find the definitive test began...

BiographyTrue storiesTrue crimeMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePharmacologyMedical toxicologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicine Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 13/06/2013 ISBN-13: 9780297867425  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sandra Hempel is a journalist and author who specialises in health and social issues. She has written for a wide variety of popular newspapers and magazines, including THE TIMES, THE SUNDAY TIMES and THE MAIL ON SUNDAY, as well as specialist publications. Her first book THE MEDICAL DETECTIVE - which tells the story of one doctor's fight to stop the killer cholera epidemics that devastated nineteenth century Britain - won the Medical Journalists' Association Book Award and the British Medical Association Book Award for the public understanding of science.

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