Franklin

The gallows pole / by Benjamin Myers.

Author/Creator:
Myers, Benjamin, 1976- author.
Publication:
Nashville, Tennessee : Third Man Books, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 371 pages ; 20 cm
Edition:
First USA Edition.
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Subjects:
England -- Fiction.
England.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Summary:
An England divided. From his remote moorland home, David Hartley assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and become the biggest fraud in British history. They are the Cragg Vale Coiners and their business is 'clipping' - the forging of coins, a treasonous offence punishable by death. A charismatic leader, Hartley cares for the poor and uses violence and intimidation against his opponents. He is also prone to self-delusion and strange visions of mythical creatures. When excise officer William Deighton vows to bring down the Coiners and one of their own becomes turncoat, Hartley's empire begins to crumble. With the industrial age set to change the face of England forever, the fate of his empire is under threat.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-367).
ISBN:
9780997457858
0997457856
OCLC:
1091587096
Publisher Number:
99983673979