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Extraordinary hoaxes of the 18th century 

Ian Keable describes some of the most audacious, bizarre and inventive pranks that fooled Georgian Britain 

Ian Keable describes some of the most audacious, bizarre and inventive pranks that fooled Georgian Britain. (Image by Getty Images)

From a woman who seemingly gave birth to rabbits to a man who claimed he could climb inside a wine bottle, Ian Keable – author of The Century of Deception – describes some of the most audacious, bizarre and inventive pranks that fooled Georgian Britain.

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Ian Keable is the author of The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in Eighteenth Century England (Westbourne Press, 2021)