Karl Sabbagh is a British writer and television producer. He has written on a wide range of non-fiction subjects and his books include The Living Body, Skyscraper, Power into Art, A Rum Affair, and Dr. Riemann's Zeroes. His most recent book is Palestine: A Personal History. He bought his first volume of The Boy's Own Paper secondhand when he was 15, and been gathering material for "Your Case is Hopeless" ever since.
Quotes from the book: -- . Sick squirrel? 'Feed it like any other squirrel. It is a small species. If it dies, you might send it at once to the Rev J. G. Wood, who would doubtless be very glad to receive it.' -- . Spasmodic winking? 'It is a most disagreeable nervous complaint. You will derive much benefit from the cold morning tub. Write again and tell us how you are.' -- . Seduced into 'bad habits'?"'While it is impossible for us to go into details, we trust the whole tone and teaching of our paper must warn and tell against impurity of every kind, whether of thought, word, or deed. At school, as elsewhere, it is a safe rule to avoid everything, no matter who may be the tempter, of which you could not fearlessly speak to your father or mother ...' -- .