Topic: Gallows Pole - Ben Myers

Raved about this lad on here before; think he lives in Mytholmroyd. Seriously good writer.

This one's about the Cragg Vale Coiners; mob of late 18Century likely lads who got involved in 'clipping' - trimming the edges off genuine coins, melting them down and knocking out forgeries.

Myers paints a bleak picture of the landscape of the time; in terms of how folk lived, and how then, as now, if the fuckers in charge are out to get you, they'll get you. Highly recommended.

"We are The Fall"

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Re: Gallows Pole - Ben Myers

Young Marxist at Tescos wrote:

Raved about this lad on here before; think he lives in Mytholmroyd. Seriously good writer.

This one's about the Cragg Vale Coiners; mob of late 18Century likely lads who got involved in 'clipping' - trimming the edges off genuine coins, melting them down and knocking out forgeries.

Myers paints a bleak picture of the landscape of the time; in terms of how folk lived, and how then, as now, if the fuckers in charge are out to get you, they'll get you. Highly recommended.

Read a few of his. Pig Iron was excellent.

Just about to start Turning Blue.

He's Adele Stripe's other half, who recently wrote the book about Andrea Dunbar.

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