Wainewright the poisoner / Andrew Motion Motion, Andrew, 1952-

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Motion, Andrew, 1952-
Wainewright, Thomas Griffiths, 1794-1847; Criminals - Great Britain - History - 18th century.; Fiction.
"Wainewright was an ingenious and unscrupulous criminal. In 1828 he inherited the handsome family home, and successive legacies allowed him to maintain a flamboyant lifestyle. But within the space of a few years, three of his relatives died in suspicious circumstances." "Eventually arrested and tried for forgery - the murders were never proved - Thomas Griffiths Wainewright was transported for life to the barbarous penal colonies of Tasmania. Yet he had lived at the centre of the Romantic world." "Andrew Motion evokes Wainewright's double life in a new biography. He tells a story in experimental ways, combining the form of a 'confession' with notes, mini-essays, asides and illuminations."--BOOK JACKET.
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