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The Wharncliffe Companion to Manchester (Paperback)

An A to Z of Local History

Local 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 is an archaeologist, librarian and novelist with a passion for local history. During the last fifteen years she has researched, written and published over a dozen local history books and a novel. Among her publications are Castle Hill: Glossop's Other Fort, St Martins: The Roman Fort of Scilly, Longdendale: The Travellers' Valley, and The Illustrated History of Manchester's Suburbs. Currently she is compiling Spinning the Web, a site based on the history of the textile industry in northwest England.

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