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Looking Through Charlotte Bronte’s Eyes Part 1


What inspired Charlotte Bronte to write Jane Eyre? Who did she base her characters on? Was she writing about her own life experiences? What locations and local stories fired her imagination ? What links her famous novel  to a visit … Continue reading

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Arsenic Sally is Go! Four Days to Launch. The Coroners Inquest


Hello Readers Just four more days and my second book should be available on  Amazon. Here as promised is Part 2 of how the book was created. The opening chapters of the book  deal with a very long and difficult … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! 5 Days to Launch………… How my book began


Hello again readers Almost there now. My dream of writing my first book has become reality, my long journey is over. I just need to complete my bibliography and reference page and the writing will be complete. A final proof … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 15 The Final Victim ( First Draft)


In late August a rumour circulated that there had been another death in Sneinton that was related to the Saville Hanging. The rumour was confirmed with the printing of newspapers on Friday August 23rd. Yet another inquest had taken place, … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 3 ) First Draft


Copyright@ Mike Sheridan 2014 All  Rights Reserved Feelings were running high in Nottingham and the surrounding villages. A church service in Mansfield at the Unitarian Chapel proved so popular that hundreds were turned away, unable to obtain admittance. Inside the … 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 4 The Inquisition Begins Part 3 of 3 (First Draft)


The next witness was young John Savidge. Having been sworn in his deposition was taken down. “I am turned fourteen, I am in the service of Mr. Stanley of Colwick”. He then explained how he came to be near the … Continue reading

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