In Victorian London, a gang of U.S. hustlers attempts a ten-million-dollar heist on the safest bank in the world. Can the detective who inspired Sherlock Holmes catch them? Read this true-crime story on Longreads.
Ten long (or medium-length) reads to help pass the time during self-isolation. From sports history to the golden age of piracy, all free to read. Enjoy and take care. NEW: How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England In Victorian London, a gang of U.S. hustlers attempts a ten-million-dollar heist on the safest bank in the […]
How George Wilson became an unlikely champion in the bizarre 19th-century sport of pedestrianism – from the confines of a prison yard. Read on Deadspin.
From a Blood-Red Sea is the incredible true story of US sailor Daniel Collins, who was shipwrecked and then attacked by pirates during his first – and last – voyage as a merchant seaman, in the winter of 1824.
Written in support of the Messages from the Sea book, this feature explores an archive of 100-plus-year-old messages from the sea, revealing clues to the fate of missing vessels, poignant farewells from stricken sailors, and other mysterious and fascinating tales. Read the story on Medium. Get the book here.
[Editor] Messages from the Sea is a collection of letters and notes found washed ashore on beaches and bobbing in water, in corked bottles and wax-sealed boxes, carved onto wreckage and in the bellies of sharks.
I wrote a piece about Edward Robinson, the Newcastle Pirate, for issue #6 of Northern Correspondent, a print magazine for the North East of England described by the Guardian as “a New Yorker for Newcastle”. Edward Robinson left Newcastle in the early 1700s, when the old stone-arched Tyne Bridge still spanned the great river. Known […]
The story of Edward Robinson, the Newcastle Pirate, who sailed with Blackbeard during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s… »