Author event: Brent Shore
Friday 12 April 2019 19:00 - 20:30
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'Blessèd are the Meek' is a novel, a work of fiction, yet one largely based on factual evidence and set amongst real events in real places in and around the mills of Hyde in the years after the momentous battle of Peterloo in 1819.
Conditions for the spinners, winders, weavers and others were poor and in years of depression were worse than miserable. Protests for fair pay and for political representation of the new working class were common and yet harshly rebuffed by the powerful.
One man who lived through these times was James Shore: a machine mender, a Chartist, a rioter and a convict. He was also a son, husband and father and his story amounts to far more than that of a lengthy sentence.
He was a man who sacrificed his freedom for the prize of equality who could glimpse its light in the distance, but who was born too early to bask in its glow.
'Blessèd are the Meek' is a story based on historical truth.
Come and meet Brent Shore, listen to him read from his new book, talk about how he came to write it and answer questions. Copies of the book will be available to buy.
You can book your tickets online or turn up on the night.