TWO GREAT BOOKS for the PRICE OF ONE! – ‘Granny was a Brothel Keeper‘ + ‘Grandad did a Dastardly Deed‘
So you thought your grandmother was an upright lady of strict Victorian morals? Would you be surprised to find out that she had been five months pregnant when she married your grandfather? Or that she earned her living pimping out young servant girls to drunken sailors?
As for your grandfather, you knew him as a kindly old man, who lovingly tended his prize rhubarb. But in reality did his spade had another, more sinister, use? And just what was in the cupboard in his shed?
‘Granny was a Brothel Keeper‘ + ‘Grandad did a Dastardly Deed‘ together provide an entertaining collection of true stories which illustrate the fascinating and sometimes bizarre world of family history research.
A fun read in its own right, these books also outline many of the traps which lie in wait for the family historian. They will help both newbies and old hands become more effective in their research. Who knows, you too may discover lying brides, exploding sheds and bath chairs, shipwreck survivors, serial bigamists … and more!
“I just love its erudition and wit. But behind and through the wit, lies an absolute treasure trove of knowledge, wisdom and truth about family history research, to suit the whole spectrum of family historians. The beginner will find really valuable tips and more lengthy direction on all likely and unlikely aspects of an absorbing hobby, this occupation, this obsession even. The more practiced will enjoy this for its clarity, confirmation of their own methods and progress …..’