The book is based on Stirling Council Archive’s ‘Vagabond Book’, a rogues’ gallery of crimes and punishments recorded by the burgh court between 1752 and 1787. Lots of interesting cases, including that of Martha Ferrier, a servant who ran off with her masters’ shoes (or rather, in them!), household domestic abuse, theft, breach of the peace and more.
The book costs £7.50 +£1.50 p&p and can be ordered directly from firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cheque for £9, made payable to Lomax Press and posted to Lomax Press, 13 Park Place, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK7 9JR. Payment is also acceptable by PayPal and by overseas orders - for more information contact them by e-mail.
It's oneof those nice books where you can just sit back, and take in some social history in a hugely enjoyable and well written manner - and it might even name one of your ancestors!
(A huge thanks to Forbes Gibb and Marie Brammeld)
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