Category Archives: Deaths at a Hanging

A year in the Life of an Indie Writer


Hello again Readers Exactly one year ago today I uploaded my first book to the Kindle Book Store on Amazon. Launched on a wing  and a prayer, it was the realisation of a dream. I sent no drafts away  to … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year 1844…….real events from 170 years ago!


Hello readers. This is my final blog of 2014 and it has been a very interesting year for me. In late July I uploaded my first book to Amazon. It was a steep learning curve and you never can tell … Continue reading

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Last UK Executions – 50 years ago Today!


Eight was the hour on the morning of August 13th 1964. In two prisons in north-west England two cell doors were thrown open. The condemned men inside had their arms quickly strapped behind their backs and were then marched just … Continue reading

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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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