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The Executioner's Bible: The Story of Every British Hangman of the Twentieth Century

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It has been just over 40 years since a gallows was last used in Great Britain, and the secrets behind the men who pulled the lever and dropped the condemned to their deaths are still shrouded in mystery. This account tells the story of the working-class men who carried out this profession until its abolition in the late 1960s. The hangman's rope was part of an exact ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by John Blake (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jo
Jun 14, 2011 Jo rated it liked it
Fielding goes through all the hangmen of England during the 20th century giving snippets of information regarding their lives and some of the criminals they hung. It's slightly unsatisfying in some respects but it does make you want to look into some of the hangmen and criminals/crimes more indepth.
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Its a type of book which is interesting but boring at the same time! You want to put it down and stop reading it, but you think. 'Well, I may as well just finish it now!'
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I really enjoyed this book and found it interesting about the different acts when they came into practice. Good book
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