Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, a talented 19th Century writer and artist, was also a notorious dandy, profligate and swindler, transported to Australia for audacious frauds on the Bank of England to pay for his excesses. He was accused of far greater crimes – poisoning his sister-in-law after insuring her for a huge amount, and possibly killing his mother-in-law and uncle – all to pay off his huge debts. This new biography draws on years of research and scores of documents previously unpublished to look at the evidence again.
Was he really a murderer?
John Price Williams is a journalist who worked in Fleet Street on the Daily Telegraph and Observer then at BBC News in London as producer and editor. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has written several books on classic cars.
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