Dancing on air

The bunglings of Nosey Bob
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May 2022, no. 442
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An Uncommon Hangman: The life and deaths of Robert "Nosey Bob" Howard by Rachel Franks

NewSouth, $34.99 pb, 417 pp

Dancing on air

The bunglings of Nosey Bob
by
May 2022, no. 442
An illustration of Robert
An illustration of Robert "Nosey Bob" Howard in The Bulletin, 31 January 1880, p4 (National Library of Australia/Trove)

When the offer came to review this book, I accepted enthusiastically, and unthinkingly added, ‘That sounds fun!’. Upon reflection, I deleted that last sentence: what would it say about me, I wondered, that I should expect the account of a hangman and his work to be entertaining? I thought better of the sentence, but the anticipation remained.

Penny Russell reviews 'An Uncommon Hangman: The life and deaths of Robert "Nosey Bob" Howard' by Rachel Franks

An Uncommon Hangman: The life and deaths of Robert "Nosey Bob" Howard

by Rachel Franks

NewSouth, $34.99 pb, 417 pp

Buy this book

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