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The curious Mr Howard: Legendary prison reformer

The curious Mr Howard: Legendary prison reformer. Tessa West. Hook: Waterside Press, 2011. 377 pp.

reviewed by Martin Wright

Many adjectives could be applied to John Howard: methodical, persistent, even obsessive. 'Curious' in the title of this new biography is apt, meaning both 'unusual' and 'wanting to find out'. Tessa West has made full use of published and archival sources, some of them not available to previous biographers, to present an insightful and readable account of 'the Philanthropist', as he was known.

Sep 22, 2011 , ,

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