The Hanging of Margaret Dickson Alison J. Butler

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The Hanging of Margaret Dickson  by  Alison J. Butler

The Hanging of Margaret Dickson by Alison J. Butler
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Maggie Dickson, a flawed character of great drama, courage and a lustful heart, is born to an alcoholic, philandering father and a disillusioned mother. On her wedding day, she swears that she will be mastered by no man, not even her husband. ButMoreMaggie Dickson, a flawed character of great drama, courage and a lustful heart, is born to an alcoholic, philandering father and a disillusioned mother.

On her wedding day, she swears that she will be mastered by no man, not even her husband. But when her fisherman husband goes to sea and leaves her alone with two children to a starving subsistence, Maggie has no option but to use her considerable charms and looks to survive.Embarking on a career of vice and debauchery, Maggie finds herself in a tavern in Kelso, where the landlady permits her to work for board and lodgings.

The life of a tavern wench suits her well and Maggie thrives for months until she develops an obsession for the innkeepers son, William Bell. She is swept away into to a deep and all-consuming love by the tall and attractive young man, yearns for him and finally begs for his attention.In the heat of the moment, there is one passionate interlude that tears her world apart.

The young man walks away knowing she is married and off limits. Her forbidden love festers to the point where Maggie completely loses her mind. She finds herself pregnant with Williams child and contrives to conceal her condition.But when the body of a baby is found at the waters edge by a local fisherman, Maggie is arrested and taken to Edinburgh for trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to death.

She dwindles away in the most horrible prison conditions, common to the time, chained to a rail with the dead and dying, while the whole city speculates whether or not she killed her child. Will she take her secret to her grave?The Hanging of Maggie Dickson is a heartrending tale of obsession and unrequited love.



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