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By John Creasey

John Mannering (aka 'The Baron') makes his first visual appeal during this quantity. Lord Fauntley can't aid exhibiting off either his daughter and the protection lower than which his priceless jewels are stored. Mannering unearths himself interested in either .... cash is tight and so he plans a housebreaking, yet this fails and unforeseen effects end result. the connection with Lorna Fauntley thrives, and a sequence of excessive profile thefts and adventures determine Mannering's destiny, so he believes, till Lorna equates him with 'The Baron'. one of many many extra twists during this award profitable novel happens whilst the police seem to search Mannering's aid, purely to have every thing grew to become the other way up because the plot develops . . .

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64 Ibid. 65 Ibid pp. 153–154. 66 J. ) vol. 1, p. iv. 67 Rowbotham and Stevenson, Criminal Conversations, introduction. 34 Crime News in Modern Britain were always certain to be popular reading, there were other, more apparently mundane topics which also attracted regular attention, if fewer individual column inches, such as domestic violence and petty theft. 68 In that year, the Aggravated Assaults Act 1853 had been enacted. 70 There was little will, however, to focus specifically and precisely on such domestic violence by enabling more speedy punitive responses, despite the wider acceptance of the need for women and children to receive greater protection from male violence perpetrated against them, whether in public or in private.

Renton (1912) John Forster and His Friendships (London: Chapman and Hall). 41 Founded in 1802 by Francis Jeffrey, Sydney Smith and Henry Brougham, published until 1929. Brougham was also a writer on the Morning Chronicle. 26 Crime News in Modern Britain possibly went on to become a well-known lawyer of repute) had been convinced by Brougham and wrote a pamphlet for his fellow lawyers promoting the potential educational powers of the press. In The Fourth Estate: or the Moral Influence of the Press, he exhorted the public to respect the press and to be indebted to the newspapers for the knowledge and sense of moral duty they promote.

17 But, as the satirical comment in Pickwick Papers suggests, this was by no means an improvement from the point of view of the concerned respectable classes of the 1830s and 1840s; especially given the challenge to both the established provincial press and the mainstream nationals provided in the shape of the growth of Chartist newspapers during that period. The Northern Star, for example, was a commercial enterprise comparable to mainstream newspapers such as The Times. While, as the title suggests, it had the profile of a provincial paper, it had a much wider circulation than most such papers.

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