THE GALLOWS POLE
Benjamin Myers, author and friend of the label, showcases his talents once again with his incredible novel The Gallows Pole - winner of the 2018 Walter Scott Prize and soon to be a six-part BBC TV series directed by Shane Meadows.
The now iconic front cover was also designed by ARTONIX associates, designers of all Futurismo releases.
From his remote moorland home, David Hartley assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and become the biggest fraud in British history.
They are the Cragg Vale Coiners and their business is 'clipping' - the forging of coins, a treasonous offence punishable by death. When an excise officer vows to bring them down and with the industrial age set to change the face of England forever, Hartley's empire begins to crumble. Forensically assembled, The Gallows Pole is a true story of resistance and a rarely told alternative history of the North.
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