My book is out at last, and available to order! I hope you enjoy reading Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives as much as I've enjoyed researching it. Lancashire folk, both young and old, displayed true grit and courage as they bore the brunt of some of the biggest social changes in British history.
Inside you'll find stories of youngsters such as seven year old Hellin, working long hours for his block printer father; Lump Lad, a waggoner in the coal pits; and James Salisbury, who died from overwork. But there are happier stories, too, such as cotton worker Jane L., a spirited mill lass who treated herself to nice clothes and made bonnets in her spare time.