Mary Blandy’s Gallows Tree
If you are not familiar with the tale, Mary Blandy maintained that she thought she was giving her father a love potion so that he would see her point of view and allow her to marry William Cranstoun, an army officer and Scottish nobleman. While awaiting her fate, she now hopes for absolution.
This is a gritty and emotional little piece that manages to include the twists and turns to this intriguing story. Doolan keeps things varied and exciting enough to have you sitting on the edge of your seat. A great little piece to take in after breakfast.
- Paul Ewing