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Manchester, Fourteen Miles - Penn

Manchester, Fourteen Miles

By: Penn

Paperback Published: 4th May 1981
ISBN: 9780521280655
Number Of Pages: 252

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Manchester Fourteen Miles was the inscription on the signpost outside 'Moss Ferry', the village where 'Hilda Winstanley' grew up before the First World War. The seemingly short distance from the capital of England's cotton industry was nonetheless the distance between one world and another. 'Moss Ferry' was a village which belonged to the old agricultural order, that is before cotton arrived. It had hardly changed, economically or socially for hundreds of years. Margaret Penn was Hilda Winstanley, taken into a farm labourer's family and brought up as one of them. She was an illegitimate child, her real father being a far richer man, and her sense of being different lent her powers of social observation a greater sharpness. The three volumes of this Lancashire childhood were popular with reviewers and readers in the late 1940s but then fell out of print. They now hold new appeal, as an important record of a fascinating period of social history, as well as a moving and evocative account of one woman's life. Cambridge University Press is delighted to make them available for a new generation to enjoy.

The family
Some relations
More relations
Moss Ferry
The seasons
All Arabia
Early days
Mr Winstanley betters himself
'Lutes, lobsters, seas of milk and ships of amber!'
'See afar the lights of London'
Splendours and misery
Dressmaking for the court
'Farewell Manchester!'
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ISBN: 9780521280655
ISBN-10: 0521280656
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 4th May 1981
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32