The True Story of the Man They Couldn’t Hang

Photo of a hangman’s noose with caption on the left  in large white capitals, saying John Lee: the man they couldn’t hang
the ‘hessian brake’ (pixabay)

In 1884, the Glen was a spacious two-storey villa, that stood just back from a stretch of beach in Babbacombe, a small fishing village, north of Torquay in Devon. A verandah on the front of the building faced the sea, offering the viewer a contrast between calming vista and stormy spectacle.

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Joseph Yossarian

Joseph Yossarian

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Freelance writer and blogger from the north-east coast of England, specialising in true crime, childhood memories and whatever takes my fancy.