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Lancashire Tales - Light and Dark By Panocticon
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In their first collaborative work, Panocticon present a tantalising set of short stories that celebrate and build upon the famous traditions of the Red Rose County: its friendly folk and their... More > ingenuity, fortitude, and downright quirkiness. And more sinister aspects, too. What did become of the Pendle witches? Why does the area enjoy so many visits from UFOs? Are there really invaders from outer space or solitary geniuses working at the leading edge of technology in our rural backwaters? If it can happen anywhere, could it be happening here?< Less
Goblin tales of Lancashire By James Bowker
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INTRODUCTION. Many of the superstitions which still cling to him the Lancashire man of the present day is indebted to his Celtic and Scandinavian ancestors. From them the Horse and Worm stories, and... More > the Giant lore of the northern and southern mountains and fells, have come down, while the relationship of the 'Jinny Greenteeth/ the presiding nymph of the ponds and streams, with allusions to whom the Lancastrian mother strives to deter her little ones from venturing near the pits and brooks ; to the water-spirits of the Gothic mythology, is too evident to admit of any doubt....< Less
That Lass O' Lowrie's - A Lancashire Story By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In telling a tale of Lancashire life Frances Hodgson was on familiar ground. Brought up in the world's first industrial city she would have been all too aware of the lot of working women - whether... More > they toiled in the coal pit or a spinning mill. However, she did not begin to write until the family migrated to America following her father's death and their subsequent fall into poverty as a result of the Lancashire Cotton Famine caused by the American Civil War. Here she married Swan Burnet in 1872. That Lass O' Lowrie's was her first novel, but by no means her worst. A dark portrait of pit village life and yet a joyous and uplifting read. Published to raise funds for the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
That Lass O' Lowrie's - A Lancashire Story By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In telling a tale of Lancashire life Frances Hodgson was on familiar ground. Brought up in the world's first industrial city she would have been all too aware of the lot of working women - whether... More > they toiled in the coal pit or a spinning mill. However, she did not begin to write until the family migrated to America following her father's death and their subsequent fall into poverty as a result of the Lancashire Cotton Famine caused by the American Civil War. Here she married Swan Burnet in 1872. That Lass O' Lowrie's was her first novel, but by no means her worst. A dark portrait of pit village life and yet a joyous and uplifting read. Published to raise funds for the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Winter's Tales By Carl Monks
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'Winter's Tales' is volume five of the continuing stories of 'Bryndle Folk'. It begins two weeks after the last book ended. We follow Naomi Smith as she tries to come to terms with her feelings of... More > guilt after the incident at the wedding reception, where her grandfather suffered a heart attack. It continues through several months of trial and tribulation for our friends in Bryndle.< Less
Winter's Tales By Carl Monks
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'Winter's Tales' is volume five of the continuing stories of 'Bryndle Folk'. It begins two weeks after the last book ended. We follow Naomi Smith as she tries to come to terms with her feelings of... More > guilt after the incident at the wedding reception, where her grandfather suffered a heart attack. It continues through several months of trial and tribulation for our friends in Bryndle.< Less
The tale of the pendle witches By Karen Redmayne
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The Tale of the Pendle Witches 400 years ago in Pendle folks feared the most, It wasn't a beast, And it wasn't a ghost, Why to be sure they feared the witches the most...
Blackburn: In Their Own Words By Heritage Publications
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We conducted interviews with nine Blackburnians all born before 1950. Our eldest interviewee was a centenarian born in 1912. She has lived in Blackburn most of her life. Like all of the people we... More > interviewed she had some fascinating tales to tell about the town and the changes she has seen.< Less
Chronicles of Waverlow By Ben Brierley
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Benjamin Brierley excelled as a short story writer. In this collection he takes us back in time to a village populated by handloom weavers somewhere in the region between Middleton and Rochdale. An... More > excellent introduction to Lancashire life in the early years of the industrial era, told by a master story-teller in the light-hearted and fun-loving way he was rightly famed for. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Chronicles of Waverlow By Ben Brierley
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Benjamin Brierley excelled as a short story writer. In this collection he takes us back in time to a village populated by handloom weavers somewhere in the region between Middleton and Rochdale. An... More > excellent introduction to Lancashire life in the early years of the industrial era, told by a master story-teller in the light-hearted and fun-loving way he was rightly famed for. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less