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True Confessions of William Owen - Smuggler, Privateer and Murderer, The

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Author: Terry Breverton ISBN: 9781845242831 Publication March 2018 Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch Format: Paperback, 198x128 mm The writing of this book became a detective story. It began as a straightforward modernised transcription of a condemned murderer's confession, but contradictions had to be explored. Along the way, we become acquainted with the rogue John Lilly, Owen's adversary then accomplice, whom Owen killed to escape a hue and cry on Lilly's horse. Author Biography: Terry Breverton has written over fifty books, his main emphasis being upon Welsh history, heritage and culture, and has been translated into over twenty languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Turkish. A former international businessman, consultant and academic, he has appeared in several documentaries and given talks upon Wales in Boston, Vancouver, Washington and elsewhere. He has been awarded the Welsh Books Councils Book of the Month five times. Further Information: We discover where he shot Lilly, on a field then renamed Cae Lilly, and that some of his remarkable claims were indeed true. We find out that he committed bigamy, and examine the trial where he was oddly acquitted of murdering customs officers. A strange man, who thought nothing of killing unarmed men in cold blood, admitted to many affairs, visiting brothels and fathering illegitimate children, yet despised drunkenness, the book examines the truth and lies of his remarkable life.