Kate Colquhoun: Murder on the railways + medieval cooking!

Author and historian Kate Colquhoun tells Josephine Pembroke about her new book, Mr Briggs’ Hat, a gripping account of Britain’s first Railway murder. Kate gives Radio Gorgeous listeners get a sneak preview of the book: the terrible murder, the public outrage, the mysterious battered hat at the scene of the crime, and the transatlantic manhunt…

A writer of many talents Kate Colquhoun also talks about her other fascinating books ‘Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking’ and ‘The Thrifty Cookbook’ – prompting a discussion covering gilded jellies, arancini and pies – past and present!

Mr Briggs Hat was the top selling hard back true crime book sold in 2011 – now out in paperback!

 

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Published on 09th February 2012

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