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The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers (signed)


We are delighted to offer these signed paperback copies of The Gallows Pole for sale. This excellent novel won the 2018 Walter Scott Prize, the world's largest prize for historical fiction, and also a Roger Deakin Award. It was longlisted for The Republic Of Consciousness Prize.

The Gallows Pole is a true story of resistance that combines poetry, landscape, crime and historical fiction, whose themes continue to resonate. Here is a rarely-told alternative history of the North.

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....

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Number of pages: 384

Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.3 x 18 cm