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Hangman's Beach

by (author) Thomas H. Raddall

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Historical, Historical, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
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Hangman's Beach is a skilful blend of romance and historical fact set around Halifax, Nova Scotia, while the Napoleonic Wars were shaking the world. In Halifax, the sight of executed deserters or traitors hanging on a beach became a gruesome and frequent sight. The tarred bodies served as a warning to others.

In the midst of this, a forbidden love affair between a French prisoner and an unlikely local woman.

While imprisoned on Melville Island, the prisoner faces the agonizing question: What would his fate be if the British discovered that he had shot and killed Lord Nelson at Trafalgar? While weighing the risks of an escape attempt, he tries to conceal his dangerous secret.

About the author

One of Canada's most popular and celebrated writers, Thomas H. Raddall (1903-1994) is the author of a vast collection of fiction and nonfiction works, and a three-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award. Some of his most beloved novels include His Majesty's Yankees (1942), The Nymph and the Lamp (1950), and The Governor's Lady (1960).

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