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How the hangman lost his heart

Author: K M Grant
Publisher: New York : Walker : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When her Uncle Frank is executed for treason against England's King George in 1746 and his severed head is mounted on a pike for public viewing, daring Alice tries to reclaim the head for a proper burial, finding an unlikely ally in the soft-hearted executioner, while incurring the wrath of the royal guard.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Adventure fiction
Fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K M Grant
ISBN: 9780802796721 0802796729
OCLC Number: 85833016
Notes: Story inspired by the author's ancestor who was executed in the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
Description: 244 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: K.M. Grant.
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When her Uncle Frank is executed for treason against England's King George in 1746 and his severed head is mounted on a pike for public viewing, daring Alice tries to reclaim the head for a proper burial, finding an unlikely ally in the soft-hearted executioner, while incurring the wrath of the royal guard.

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A "meh" book

by tiamatq (WorldCat user published 2008-11-24) Fair Permalink

I had higher hopes for this book - someone compared it to a slightly younger version of The Princess Bride.  This comparison was not apt.  The idea is that plucky Alice has come to her beloved Uncle Frank's hanging to collect his body and take it back home with her - only the head must remain...
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