Weird Belfast: A Miscellany, Almanack, and Companion

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Did you know that Herr Dobler, Wizard of the World, appeared at the Victoria Hall in Belfast in 1883? Did your granny ever try Dobbin's Blood Purifier, only available at Dobbin's Chemist, North Street? And did you hear about the arrest of Jack the Ripper in Memel Street in Belfast in 1888? Drawing on newspaper articles, ballads, playbills, and advertisements as well as anecdote, hearsay, and rumor, this is a vivid and endlessly fascinating account of the weird and wonderful and wonderfully weird in Belfast.

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Reggie Chamberlain-King quickly sped past youth and education into decrepit early adulthood, becoming, by cold hard luck, a writer, musician, and broadcaster. He makes frequent appearances on Radio Ulster's Arts Extra and was, for four years, the cultural attache on After Midnight with Stuart Bailie. He has written several plays, including The Ballad of Lilliburlero for BBC NI Events, and The Down Chorus, for Wireless Mystery Theatre. His work has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 and has been broadcast in Germany, Canada and the United States. He is a co-founder, actor, musician and continuity announcer with Wireless Mystery Theatre and author of the cult mystery series The Brittaine & Molloy Inquiry Quarterly. Weird Belfast is his first book. For more on Reggie Chamberlain-King visit http://thestuffedowl.co.uk/ Or follow him on Twitter @Reggie_C_King

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"Weird Belfast is a fabulous book ..." -- Colin Carberry * Hot Press * Author Reggie Chamberlain-King has unearthed a fascinating collection of strange tales from 200 years of Belfast history. -- Christopher Woodhouse * Sunday Life * ... a fascinating look at the strange and forgotten stories of Belfast. These are the tales that don't get told around the dinner table, the scandals and shockers of a forgotten era that, when looked at in the modern age, frequently seem baffling. But in the most intriguing way. -- Steven Rainey * The Big List *

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