How the Hangman Lost His Heart
By K. M. Grant
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802796721, 256pp.)
Publication Date: September 18, 2007
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What's a nice girl like Alice doing with a hangman called Dan Skinslicer?
He likes a good clean killing and a hearty supper afterwards.
She likes pretty dresses and riding a well-bred horse.
But fate throws them together on a mission of mercy--to save Alice's poor uncle Frank's head and restore his dignity.
Soon they find themselves on the run from every soldier in London.
It could be their necks next!
K. M. GRANT is the third of seven children and grew up in Lancashire, England. This story is based upon her ancestor Frances Towneley, who was indeed the last man in England to be hanged, drawn, and quartered for his support of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Much of this strange adventure is based on fact--though it may sound quite far-fetched. She is the author of the acclaimed de Granville trilogy, Blood Red Horse, Green Jasper, and Blaze of Silver. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband and children.