Well, here it is.
The very first copy of Last Woman Hanged.
My first book in hardcover.
Five years in the making.
It has a picture section in the middle and more than 400 footnotes.
I feel very proud of it - and I cannot wait to send it out into the world, so that YOU can decide whether Louisa deserved to hang - or did we make a terrible, terrible mistake?
The book has only been read by a handful of people - it's not actually out until the end of the month - but I have spoken to one lawyer already who has said: never, never, never would Louisa be convicted today. Never!
And hearing that, I felt ... I don't know. Overwhelming sadness. Sorrow. And yet there will be people who disagree, who say, come on, you're soft in the head! Of course she did it. Which is fine. All I wanted was to put the evidence forward. People can make up their own minds. I know I've made up mine.