The Body Snatcher

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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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Cover art © 1998 W. A. Dodge

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CEF English language level: B1

Complete  graded & original texts, audio & learning activities: Classic Ghost Stories - ELT Reader/Audiobook