Category: walking tour

“There is no such place as Manchester”: a fictional walk around Manchester Saturday 1st September, 11am

I will be leading a history walk this Saturday, 1st  September, which will explore Manchester as depicted  in novels  in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will begin from  the main entrance to Manchester Cathdral at 11am and last two hours. It will finsh outside Manchester Central Reference Library .

The walk will look at how Manchester  has appeared in novels such as Shabby Tiger and Fame is the Spur  by Howard Spring, Resurrection Road by Millie Toole,  Slavery by Bart Kennedy and The Angel  Stone by Livi Michael as well as a number of others.

Howard Spring wrote in Shabby Tiger  that ‘there is no such city as Manchester,”   meaning that the city is as much a city of the imagination as it as of day to day to reality. In this walk I will be exploring  at how novelists have imagined Manchester.”

The walk costs £8 and places can be booked by emailing: