Format: Paperback
Book type: Anthology
ISBN-13: 9781905583119
Published: 10 Oct 2024


RRP: £10.99

The Book of Manchester in Paperback will be available from 10 Oct 2024


Celebrated for being one of the UK’s ‘loudest’ cities, Manchester punches above its weight, culturally speaking, so much that it’s often (wrongly) regarded as England’s ‘second city’. Manchester has always been a ‘hive of industry’, whether producing cotton, music, or - more recently - lifestyle aspirations. But behind its new, sky-scraper strewn make-over lie decades of social upheaval, and cultural and economic struggle. These stories, spanning from the early sixties to the present day, show a city constantly battling to keep up with the changing face of what Britain wants to be, while always being rooted in a profoundly strong sense of community, that no city-centre cosmetics can destroy.

This anthology will feature ten stories by authors such as David Constantine, Shelagh Delaney, Tom Benn, Sophie Parkes and more…