Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in the eye with a table fork, and the lightning storm which hit a fog-signalling factory, setting off 43,000 explosions. Here are true accounts of fires, catastrophes, murders and executions. If you have ever wondered what nasty goings-on occurred in the Birmingham of yesteryear, then this is the book for you.