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The Other Side of England: PART I: THE HOMECOMING By Joseph Canning
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This is an historical novel based on fact. It describes life in an English village in East Anglia during the early Nineteenth Century when the open-field system of agriculture was still prevalent and... More > husbandmen farmed as they had done for centuries ... before enclosure changed everything and brought about the end of old England.< Less
The Other Side of England: PART II: NO BREAD, NO WORK, NO HOPE. By Joseph Canning
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England’s last revolution…when thousands of agricultural labourers, near to starving, living in abject poverty, without work, without bread and without hope, subject to the most... More > draconian laws in Europe and ruled by an unsympathetic Parliament of land-owning gentry, hoisted the black flag of anarchy and the ‘Tricolour’ of revolution and marched across the southern counties of England, destroying threshing machines, burning barns and straw stacks and terrorising the rich. ‘Bread or blood!’ they chanted and the Government of the day feared a Revolution had broken out. The Government’s response was swift and brutal…mass arrests, mass trials at special assize courts, hangings, gaolings and wholesale transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land.< Less
The Other Side of England: PART III: LAW AND LAWLESSNESS By Joseph Canning
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It is 1844...and a vicious gang of robbers and thugs is terrorising a remote region of East Anglia. Rapacious, bloodthirsty and depraved, they have fled the London 'peelers' via the new railway to... More > hide out in the small market town of Hamwyte, where there is no effective law and the pickings are easy ... isolated mansions and lonely farmhouses are burgled with impunity, their owners brutally tortured, their womenfolk viciously assaulted. The gang laugh at authority ... no act is too savage for them, no evil too great ... not even murder. The county constabulary - less than four years old - is looking for a man to bring them to justice and the county's chief constable turns to one of its first inspectors, Joseph Harrington, a former able seaman and battler against smugglers ... backed up by a new constable, Tom Tedder, a corn miller's son...< Less

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Giving Back Giving Back By James Jones & Jody Fuson
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