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However, encyclopedia style books are not for everyone. They can often leave the reader yearning for more information which the author isn’t able to provide within the short space they have available. However, when we consider that Bad Girls From History was never meant to be a detailed analysis of the life of these women, it allows the reader to enjoy the book for what it is.
Firstly, the book is broken down into six different sections: “Courtesans and Mistresses”, “Madams, Prostitutes and Adulterers”, “Serial Killers”, “’One-Off’ Killers”, “Gangsters, Thieves and Con-Artists”, and “The Rebel Collection – Pirates, Witches, Megalomaniacs, Exhibitionists”. Straight away, this allows for a more succinct reading journey. When I discovered that this was an encyclopedia book of sorts, I immediately began reading my preferred section “Serial Killers” rather than going through the book chronologically.