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Saville’s Spinney is Go! 2 Days to Launch ! – The Execution


Hello again Readers Almost there now, just over 48 hours! This blog will be about a very important scene in my book – the very public execution of a condemned man. Once again the three Nottingham newspapers were a wonderful … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Three days to Launch! – The Trial


Hello again readers. Just a few days from my book being uploaded to Amazon. Herewith another blog about how the book was created and some of the resources I used…. In Victorian times criminals were tried in three types of … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Four Days to Launch…. The Inquisition


Hello again Readers Still doing some last minute work on my book including designing my book cover. If you want to create an e-book you will require a separate  cover. I am happy with mine and contracted my illustrator through … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney – The Prologue


Hi again Readers Well my book is nearly ready for publishing and will soon be uploaded to Amazon. Still a few loose ends but its currently at 58,000 words plus. My book cover  and a couple of illustrations are now … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 12 Is it time? Part 2/2 ( First Draft)


The Police Watch-House on Long Row was utilised as a temporary morgue. By nightfall it contained eight dead bodies, which had been moved from a warehouse on High Pavement where they were first taken. All the victims were either young … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 9 Locked Up Part 3


Rumours and counter-rumours seemed to emanate from any one of the number of many Inns and Taverns in Nottingham town but the newspaper owners had the good sense to ignore most of them. Some of Nottingham’s Inns were known to … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 9 Locked Up – Part 2 ( First Draft)


By the end of a second full week in gaol, Saville was becoming accustomed to his new surroundings and his daily routine. His cell was sparsely furnished: apart from his hammock there was a box and small stool in the … Continue reading

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