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Maria Marten and the Murder at the Red Barn

[H]erein will be found mythology, necromancy, biography, topography, history, theology, phrenology, anatomy, legal ingenuity, conjugal correspondence, amatory epistles, poetry, theatrical representations, affecting anecdotes, &c. &c. So claims the author J Curtis in the preface to his book, alluringly titled An authentic and faithful history of the mysterious murder of Maria Marten. Such a grandiose assertion…

15 April 2020Rare Book Collection

Special Collections Show and Tell; Scottish Crime Writing Visit

Recently, The Library’s Special Collections Division hosted a crime-themed Show and Tell for visitors attending The Smithsonian at St Andrews course Scottish Crime Writing: from Gothic Horror to Tartan Noir, a one-week residential course for adults. The Special Collections visit was just a small part of a packed itinerary, which included writing workshops, talks from…

21 August 2019Manuscript Collection Rare Book Collection Visits