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The Undoing of Polly Button Book

£15.99

5.0 (23 reviews)

Author profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the following three charities and good causes in Nuneaton: a refuge for women and children affected by domestic violence, the Chilvers Coton Centre Trust (the Heritage Centre) and Nuneaton Memories (promoting heritage and social cohesion through slideshow talks (e.g. in care homes, assisted living accommodation, social groups) and the preservation/sharing of photographs and memories of Nuneaton.)

For those ordering the book The Undoing of Polly Button via the Polly Button website, the book (priced at just £15.99) will include a free bookmark and comes with some interesting collection/delivery options.

You have two options to choose from to obtain your copy.

Collected

Perhaps the most interesting option – and the one that most benefits the three local charities and good causes – is to collect the book from Zoe Holland, a keen supporter of the Polly Button Project. Zoe runs a salon business (Zen of Essence) located on the site of what was No. 8 Court (Twitchell’s Yard), where Polly Button used to live. The address is Unit 2 Wheatsheaf Court, Upper Abbey Street, Abbey Green, Nuneaton CV11 5DJ – opposite Hatters Space. If you choose to collect the book, the package will include a signed commemorative certificate of collection from that Polly Button-related location and a limited-edition Polly Button bookmark. Collection from Zen of Essence can be at any time the salon is open. Full details are sent to those purchasing online.

Posted

You may choose to have it posted to you by second class Royal Mail delivery. For all orders up to three books in the UK, the price can include free post and packing. However, if you wish to help maximise the benefit to the three charities and good causes, you can choose to pay the post and packing charge as an option. This would give really helpful support to the project.

 

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Description

  • The most comprehensive account of the background to the murder of Polly Button ever written, including the result of a major project to trace direct descendants of Polly Button through to the present-day.
  • A top quality publication, a perfect bound paperback with a full colour laminated and embossed premium cover and printed on high quality silk paper.
  • Extending to more than 200 pages, the book is extensively illustrated in full colour, with more than 50 illustrations ranging from photographs, maps and charts to specially commissioned images.
  • The book is the product of meticulous research stretching over five years and is supported by 60 referenced sources and almost 200 footnotes.

Additional information

Options:

Signed Copy + Free Bookmark

23 reviews for The Undoing of Polly Button Book

  1. Pete MacCallum

    Fantastic book by the way, I came from Nuneaton and could relate to most places referred to. Made me feel sorry for Mary’s life. Very well written.

  2. Steve Clarke

    The icing on the cake for me, not only a sad story of the death of Polly and Nuneaton, but when you get to the end of a fantastic read the illustration by David Lupton brings tears to the eyes.

  3. Elizabeth O’Donnell

    Bought my book from Zen of Essence… a brilliant book.

  4. Brenda Evans

    The quality of the actual physical book, the print, the superb illustrations… and the beautiful cover with the woman in the misty fields that just seems so evocative of the tragic life of Polly Button.

  5. Sue Whitehouse

    Surprised how heavy and solid it is. Looks really good with pictures and diagrams. Well done.

  6. Elaine Whitney

    A great read. Well researched and well written. Most enjoyable.

  7. Steph Taunton

    Fascinating insight into Nuneaton at the time, very well written, thoroughly enjoyable. Well done!

  8. Jessica Cooke

    Just wanted to say that I’m halfway through the book, and it’s truly brilliant. You have done an amazing job. I can visualise what Nuneaton would have been like in that time, the murder of Polly was truly awful! Looking forward to reading more. Just wanted to say a big congratulations on what you have achieved.

  9. Janie Jay

    What a fascinating book! So much historical background too. Well done – this story is amazing.

  10. Denise Wing

    This is a brilliant book, I’m dragging my feet a bit in finishing it as I don’t want to leave it! I’d recommend it to anyone, it’s brilliant.

  11. Vivien Proctor-Parr

    Really well researched, well written & interesting book. I love the fact that the oppressed life of poor, wretched Polly now counts.

  12. Anne Brown

    So, got this book yesterday from Joco Gifts and I have found it hard to put it down. What an amazing book – thank you to you all.

  13. Kit Parker

    I bought this book to take on holiday with me three weeks ago, and I have to say it is a brilliant read. Well thought out. Excellent factual content with lots of background information. Very well written and presented. It has to be one of the best books to read, and a local story as well. Loved it…

  14. Gef White

    A masterpiece of thorough research!

  15. Sue Parkes

    I’ve just bought the book, read a couple of chapters, really interesting can’t put it down.

  16. Maxine Round Smith

    Great book and enjoyed reading the [Who Do You Think You Are?] magazine article.

  17. Dave Wonfor

    Fascinating read!!

  18. John Harris

    A brilliant read, recommended.

  19. Philip Lea

    I had a copy bought for me as a present by my sister-in-law. As an old Nuneatonian, born 70 years ago, I thought I knew the place well until I read this great book. I started reading it on Saturday morning and simply couldn’t put it down until I had finished it by Sunday lunch. I highly recommend the book and commend the author for his marvellous research.

  20. Adrian Taylor

    Greetings from Hong Kong. I have just completed reading the Undoing of Polly Button and thoroughly enjoyed it. The historical background on Nuneaton and the struggles townsfolk endured was very enlightening. Thank you, I can only imagine the amount of work and research put in to write such a detailed account.

  21. Helen Beeston

    An exceptionally well researched and written book. The historical context sets the scene perfectly for the events that follow. Beautifully presented, the illustrations, maps and charts add to and support the fascinating story. Highly recommended.

  22. John Burton

    Packed with meticulous original research and scholarship, this is an absolutely fascinating book. It reveals the economic catastrophe that hit Nuneaton in the early 1800s through the impact it had on destitute families and the personal tragedies it produced.

  23. Ken Loach

    Polly Button’s tangled life and brutal death sheds light on a dark period in Nuneaton’s history. They make for a gripping story, but there is significance beyond telling a good tale. Struggling to raise a family as a single parent, when traditional industry is collapsing, and dire poverty is an ever-present threat, is a struggle many are familiar with today. Polly Button – a name redolent of its time – has something to tell us, even from the grave.

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