They Hanged My Saintly Billy

by Robert Graves
They Hanged My Saintly Billy

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A real historical figure, the British surgeon Dr. William Palmer was accused in 1856 of murdering 14 people by means of poison. The Dr. Kevorkian trial of the 19th century, with a bit of O.J. Simpson mixed in for good measure, the scandal entranced nearly the entire population of the British Isles. Everyone had an opinion on the case - including esteemed poet and historical fabulist Robert Graves. They Hanged My Saintly Billy is true crime as only a true literary master could write it, as Graves recounts the story with a fictional bent.
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A real historical figure, the British surgeon Dr. William Palmer was accused in 1856 of murdering 14 people by means of poison. The Dr. Kevorkian trial of the 19th century, with a bit of O.J. Simpson mixed in for good measure, the scandal entranced nearly the entire population of the British Isles. Everyone had an opinion on the case - including esteemed poet and historical fabulist Robert Graves. They Hanged My Saintly Billy is true crime as only a true literary master could write it, as Graves recounts the story with a fictional bent.

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