Was your grandfather a kindly old man, who lovingly tended his prize rhubarb, or did his spade have another use? And just what was in the cupboard in his shed?
"Grandad Did a Dastardly Deed" continues the work of its companion book "Granny Was a Brothel Keeper" in highlighting pitfalls associated with family history. Written in a distinctive light-hearted style, this volume is packed with cartoons, true stories, and tips to take you further along your ancestral voyage of discovery.
Expect to encounter dumpling-flingers, ancestors who drowned in exotic places, fake social network profiles, concealed lunatics, dwarf stranglers and malevolent microfilm.
'This book is a 'must have, must read' edition. 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 …..'
Nigel Patterson, Federation of Family History Societies Book Review.
'A colourful variety of pitfalls to watch out for in family history are entertainingly recounted in this companion book to "Granny was a Brothel Keeper". In this equally fun and informative volume, the authors 'take the story further' offering great tips and cautionary tales for getting the best from the internet, making the most of trips to the archives, breaking down your brick walls and much more. Filled with true stories and examples often from their own family history experience endeavors, the chatty style is endearing. Jim Wilkins' cartoons spot-on and the advice top-notch. It gets a high five from us!'