Jenny Diski: Arsenic, 8 July 2010
Show More The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain Was Poisoned at Home, Work and Play by James Whorton.
Oxford, 412 pp., £16.99, January 2010, 978 0 19 957470 4Show More
“... leaving her in imminent danger of being convicted of poisoning her worthless ex-lover. Lord Peter Wimsey, whimsically love-struck and coming to the rescue, confronts the real villain: Yes, well, about this arsenic. As you know, it’s not good for people in a general way, but there are some people – those tiresome peasants in Styria one hears so much ...”