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The Hanging of Margaret Dickson free pdf In an age when women are expected to know their place, be submissive, dutiful and chaste, Maggie Dickson, a Musselburgh fishwife, is often in trouble. She's outspoken, promiscuous and vituperative. While her husband's at sea, she sells her fish, sleeps with men for pleasure or money and looks after her two children. In time, her husband abandons her. Maggie quits Musselburgh and heads for Newcastle to stay with relatives. During the winter of 1723, a fisherman finds the dead, naked body of a baby boy. Fingers are soon pointing in the direction of a stranger working in a local tavern, a woman recently estranged from her mariner husband. It is rumoured that she's been having a passionate affair with the innkeeper's young son, William Bell, and that he is the father of the dead child. Maggie is arrested and taken to Edinburgh tollbooth to await trial, is found guilty and is sentenced to death. The news spreads like wildfire and, as Maggie languishes in jail, the whole city speculates whether or not she killed her child. Will she take her secret to her grave? 'The Hanging of Maggie Dickson' is a heartrending tale of obsession and unrequited love.

About Alison Butler

Alison J. Butler was born in Liverpool during the 1970s. She lives in Lancashire, is married to Dave and has four children.

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Author : Alison Butler
Publisher : Thames River Press
Data Published : 30 May 2013
ISBN : 0857283472
EAN : 9780857283474
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 298 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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