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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Bluemoose Books Ltd (17 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910422320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910422328
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.3 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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THE TIMES - Best of Summer Reads - THE IRISH TIMES - Best of Summer reads.'A Roaring furnace of a novel' Sebastian Barry.The Gallows Pole may well turn out to be 2017's His Bloody Project. It's a windswept, brutal tale of eighteenth-century Yorkshire told in starkly beautiful prose." - Alex Preston, The Guardian;"Terrific: illuminating, gripping and deeply rooted in its setting. The description of a popular uprising against the rich establishment has many links with our current political climate that makes it thought-provoking and vital." - Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun; "Myers is the master of English rural noir" - Paul Kingsnorth, author of The Wake and Beast; "His prose is beautifully controlled and so graphic it's impossible not to picture the scenes he conjures up in striking detail. There is no hiding place from the darkness because the writing is so damned good." - Val McDermid; "A glass of whisky, fireplace, rain-lashing-the-window sort of book. Make the whisky cask strength." - Cynan Jones, author of The Dig and Cove; "Myers' captivating tale of the Cragg Vale Coiners is as wild and full of life - in all its beauty and brutality - as stags on the Yorkshire moors." - Wyl Menmuir, author of MAN BOOKER listed - The Many; "In Ben Myers's writing, you can smell the rot, feel the wet weight of mud on your skin, hear the birdsong and muttered threats and prayers to old gods, actually taste, on the tongue, the copper and sweat and wild fungus. And you can reel at the dizzying depths of history he finds in a scrap of land; the intoxicating, exhilarating mines of buried epics he discovers. This is where we come from." - Niall Griffiths

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THE GALLOWS POLE by Benjamin Myers won the world's leading literary prize for historical fiction THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2018. BEASTINGS won The Portico literature Prize in 2015 and PIG IRON won The Gordon Burn Prize in 2013. Myers' is the recipient of the Society of Authors Roger Deakin Prize 2016 for The Gallows Pole. He also won the Northern Writers Award 2014 and the Society of Authors Tom Gallon Award.

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