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Geoffrey Abbott

Geoffrey Abbott served for many years as a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. Author of nineteen books and contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, he has made numerous television appearances. He lives in London.

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What a Way to Go
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What a Way to Go

Geoffrey Abbott
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

A gruesomely, hilarious and fascinating pop-history account of methods of execution from around the world and through the ages In this wickedly humorous book, Geoffrey Abbott describes the...

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Execution
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Execution

Geoffrey Abbott
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank,"...

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The Executioner Always Chops Twice
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The Executioner Always Chops Twice

Geoffrey Abbott
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

A morbidly fascinating mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests, and classic final one-liners from medieval times to the present day.

Sometimes it's hard to be an executioner, trying...

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