The Hangman's Tale - DERNLEY, SydRobert Hale, 1989, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Ex-library with usual marks. A reading copy only.
On 29 March 1949 Sydney Dernley watched James Farrell hang at Winson Green Prison, Birmingham. From that moment, he became a man with a 'hidden life'. At last, Dernley has broken a long silence to tell his chilling story. He recounts his work with Albert Pierrepoint; his part in the execution of Timothy John Evans, the only man ever granted a posthumous free pardon; and his involvement in several double hangings. He reveals that in the nightmare world of the execution suite things did go wrong: one hanging was so badly botched that the executioner was sacked.
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 207
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