Outstanding book in every regard.
The front cover should have a picture of a ‘Dr Who Tardis’ on the front…WHY?…because the author catapults you back in time so you feel immersed., if not looking over the shoulders of those named in the case files…it’s almost like ‘being there’ as it were. Pick up an old and new map of Cardiff and walk the routes described and you’ll understand the stories coming to life (or death in many cases). Truly a well researched book and a must to read.
Amazon Customer, 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk.
Superb book, found it very difficult to put down. Amazing to see how Cardiff has developed from a Borough into a large City.
Amazon Customer, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on Amazon.co.uk.
Excellent read re history of Cardiff and would be a valuable resource for local historical society and heritage projects
EC, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on Amazon.co.uk.
In The Cruel Streets Revisited: A Case File of Cardiff’s Lawless Past, its Growth, its Characters, its Murders, and its Mean Streets, former Cardiff Police Detective, John F. Wake, reveals stories from the city’s past that highlights the struggles of the lower classes. Justice was harsh, and lawlessness was rife. Seen from a police viewpoint, but with a social perspective rather than authoritarian.
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