The Plough Boy (Faber Finds) by Tony Parker

By Tony Parker

'Those of you who've learn Tony Parker's publication The Plough Boy could be conversant in the tale of Michael Davies. He used to be one in every of six youths involved in an affray during which a boy used to be killed. 5 of them acquired brief phrases of imprisonment, yet Davies was once condemned to death... The door to the execution shed used to be the very first thing he observed whilst he opened his eyes each morning. That boy spent ninety two days within the condemned telephone looking at that door earlier than he was once reprieved. i am hoping we will be able to agree that torture of that sort shall by no means back be inflicted in Britain.'
Baron Stonham, within the Lords debate at the homicide (Abolition of dying Penalty) invoice, 19 July 1965

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