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Nov 20, 2006

The author of this captivating book, Audrey Farley, talks to us about her book JAMES LULHAM OF TELSCOMBE: The last man to be hanged  for Sheep Stealing?  In our interview she talks about James as if he was an old friend while she describes the whole sad story to us.

From the book:
The picturesque Sussex Village of Telscombe, tucked in a hollow in the South Downs, would seem like one of the last places to find the final resting place of the last man to be hanged for sheep stealing.

As we follow the story of the two brothers who committed this crime in 1819, the trail leads us through newspaper reports, parish records, census records and other sources, to the Assizes Court, the Gallows, Prison Hulks and to Botany Bay. And what became of the families they left behind? The lives of these two men and their families were spent in and around the Sussex villages and towns of Falmer, Telscombe, Rottingdean, Southwick, Horsham, Botolphs and Newhaven.

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Intro Music by Anderson / oneill
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over seventeen years ago

Fascinating story - just shows where curiousity can lead you! A very interesting and well researched piece.