Monday, 3 December 2007
Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives
My new book Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives is now listed on Amazon.
Real stories; real people; real lives.
Working families in Victorian Lancashire had few choices. Work; starve; or face the workhouse and the break up of their family. Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives recreates everyday life for textile workers, canal boat families, coal miners, metal workers, navvies and glassblowers using contemporary eyewitness accounts and interviews. Who was the ‘knocker-upper’? Why did families eat ‘tommyrot’? Why couldn’t ‘Lump Lad’ sleep soundly in his bed? Find out the answer to these questions and learn more about everyday family life in Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives.