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Tamsin Spargo was born and raised in Cornwall. She worked as a reporter, then as an actor, before embarking on her current career as a cultural historian. She is Reader in Cultural History and Director of the School of Media, Critical and Creative Arts at Liverpool John Moores University. Her academic works include The Writing of John Bunyan and Reading the Past: Literature and History.
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The life story of American outlaw, Oliver Curtis Perry, an East Coast â€œBilly the Kidâ€ who enjoyed similar headline status in his time but not the same romantic reputation through to today. This is the story of his colourful life both in crime and in jail.