The Body Snatcher

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Cover art © 1998 W. A. Dodge
Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher is based on a true story: the Burke and Hare scandal in 1820s Edinburgh. Burke and Hare were accused of 'grave robbing'. What crime is this?

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CEF English language level: B1

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