Tyburn (The Highwaymen)
This e-book is the story of a highwayman and his female companion who made English roads unsafe at the end of the eighteenth century; the book raises the question: are they really the culprits?
Tyburn is the first of a highwayman trilogy. It’s a promising story, and it remains exciting despite some typos and some inconsistent use of the present tense in the narration. The book will be of interest to anyone who is interested in the atmosphere of eighteenth-century England and how dangerous life was at the time. The information at the end—biographies of the historical figures in the book and explanations of the Irish Gaelic terms—is certainly very useful, whilst a description of the second novel in the trilogy serves to whet the appetite for more. All in all, a recommended read.