FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS A Century of Executions

Author: Goodall (Peter J.R.)
Year: 2001
Publisher: Gomer Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 2nd impression (same year as 1st)
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781843230229
Price: 7.00
Softcover. From its original location in Swansea Castle to its present home on a patch of land still known as Cox's Farm, Swansea Prison has had a long and colourful history. In this accessible and fully illustrated book, the author charts the most dramatic moments in the history of the prison, and tells the stories behind the 15 executions which took place there between 1858 and 1958. Drawing upon material from local newspapers and eyewitness accounts, this volume is packed with riveting tales of the crimes committed by Swansea's most wanted men, whose lives were brought to an abrupt and often emotional end at the gallows. Beginning with the execution of 2 Greek sailors for a drunken murder committed while their ship was in port, and concluding with such pitiful tales as that of a local man who threw his small daughter off Swansea Pier. Illus. + Select Bibliog. 77pp. trade size softcover. F. with no creasing to covers.


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