The endearing little book romanticises the glamorous history of the city, with charming chapter headings ranging from ‘Dickens is inspired on oysters and champagne’ and ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson gives a party at Lower Broughton’, to ‘At Rochdale Lord Byron is very bored’ and ‘Charlotte Bronte has days of misery by Oxford Road’.
The author’s obvious love for the city together with his dry wit makes for an amusing read, and as he sums up on the final page: ‘I have written down my Manchester as I saw it. And seeing is often worse than believing’.
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Printed using a 12 colour, giclee process the prints will stand the test of time.
- Lustre Finish
- Bright White – Whiteness – (CIE) 136
Wrapped in tissue paper and rolled into a cardboard triangular tube. All of the packaging used is plastic free, too!