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  • Published 20190806
  • ISBN: 9781925773798
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

William Spalyng, who, for selling putrid beef…was put upon the pillory, and the carcasses were burnt beneath.
Arthur Griffiths, The Chronicles of Newgate


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Philip Dean

Philip Dean is a poet and playwright. His works include Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls, First Asylum and the opera libretto Seeking True South.

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