Geoffrey Abbott

Geoffrey Abbott served for many years as a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. Author of nineteen books and contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, he has made numerous television appearances. He lives in London.


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What a Way to Go

Geoffrey Abbott
St. Martin's Griffin

A gruesomely, hilarious and fascinating pop-history account of methods of execution from around the world and through the ages  In this wickedly humorous...


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Execution

Geoffrey Abbott
St. Martin's Press

In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases...


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The Executioner Always Chops Twice

Geoffrey Abbott
St. Martin's Press

A morbidly fascinating mixture of bungled executions ,strange last requests, and classic final one-liners from medieval times to the present day. Sometimes...


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