Gallows Thief

by Bernard Cornwell | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0007127162 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Erbie of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on 4/4/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Erbie from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, April 04, 2005
It is Britain in the 1820s. After the wars with France, with unemployment high and soldiers paid off, the government lives in mortal fear of social unrest. The solution is draconian punishment for any crime, and thousands die on the gallows. But despite this, it was possible to petition the King and instigate an investigation. Cornwell's new hero Rider Sandman is a hero of Waterloo struggling to repay his family debts when he becomes involved in the case of a man waiting to be hanged in Newgate prison. Given the job by the Home Secretary of investigating the man's guilt or innocence, Sandman finds himself knee-deep in labyrinthine plots involving bribes, sedition and a massive conspiracy of silence. As this suggests, the contemporary parallels are never far away.

Journal Entry 2 by Erbie from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, April 04, 2005
This one is going in Marlene TC's English Bookbox!

Journal Entry 3 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I took this book from Marlene's bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, March 17, 2007
This book has been on my TBR-pile too long, so I'll try to find another reader for it.

Released 13 yrs ago (3/17/2007 UTC) at OBCZGouda, studiezaal bibliotheek (gesloten) in Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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Tijdens de Boekenweekmeeting.

Journal Entry 6 by Zarus from Wateringen, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, March 17, 2007
I took this book from the huge pile available at the Bookcrossing meeting in Gouda.

Journal Entry 7 by Zarus from Wateringen, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 29, 2008
DUTCH:
Wat zonde dat niemand dit boek nog gelezen had! Nou moet ik eerlijk bekennen dat ik het zelf ook waanzinnig lang op mijn plankje had liggen, maar nu ik het tijdens mijn vakantie gelezen heb ben ik blij dat ik dat gedaan heb! Ik wist niet goed wat ik moest verwachten van een boek waarvan het verhaal zich afspeelt in een historische setting maar het beviel me prima. Spannend verhaal en ook nog leerzaam. Ik ga 'm hopelijk loslaten hier in Australie, maar misschien dat mijn vrouw 'm nog wil lezen voordat ik dat doe...

ENGLISH:
I loved this book. I had it on my book shelf for quite long but I'm glad I finally took the time to read it on my honeymoon in Australia. I loved the historic setting of the book and the way the writer describes and explains everything.

Released 11 yrs ago (8/1/2008 UTC) at Tiffany's Cafe, Imperial Arcade, Pitt Street Mall in Sydney, New South Wales Australia

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Left the book at Tiffany's (OBCZ) in the book box near the entrance. I hope you like it as much as I did!

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