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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 Chapter 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 2 ) First Draft


The Nottingham Journal carried a detailed account of the events of the week over three columns, with an initial editorial under the heading of Execution of Saville – Fearful Loss of Life Extraordinary and cold blooded atrocity in cutting the … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 11 The Last Days ( First Draft)


Upon being removed from the dock and entering the room below, Saville placed his hand to his neck to intimate he was to be hanged and made a squeaking noise in bravado. He would not be returning to his old … 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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Chapter 9 Locked Up Part 1 (First Draft)


William Saville was incarcerated in a cell deep below County Hall. It was carved out of the sandstone on which the Hall was built. His cell was roughly six feet wide and four feet across . All the walls had … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Chain


I was hugely surprised but very grateful to Emma McCoy for nominating me for the Next Big Thing Blog Event. Emma has been following my blog from the outset. In turn I have been following her work and progress with interest, not … Continue reading

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