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The Wharncliffe Companion to Manchester (Paperback)

An A to Z of Local History

World History

By Glynis Cooper
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781903425749
Published: 1st September 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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Aimed at visitors and residents alike, this companion to the history of Manchester is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and sometimes surprising story of the city. Essential information on the people, places and events which played key roles in the story is presented in a convenient A to Z format. Famous and notorious individuals are portrayed here; dramatic, sometimes tragic events are remembered. Familiar local myths and legends are explored. The volume is a source of fascinating insights into Manchester's past and offers answers to frequently asked historical questions about the people, places and events that make up the rich history of the city.

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About Glynis Cooper

Glynis Cooper's family has its roots in the industrial millscapes of Manchester. She was born in Stockport, but she grew up near Bury St Edmunds and subsequently spent ten years living and working in Cambridge before returning to Manchester. Her parents were writers who inspired her enthusiasm for the written word. Glynis, who loves islands and the open countryside, trained in the dual disciplines of librarianship and archaeology. She enjoys reading, researching and writing local histories, travelling and playing chess.

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