Publication Date: 05/07/2022 ISBN: 9781915068033 Category:

Millstone Grit

Glyn Hughes, Benjamin Myers

Publisher: Little Toller Books
Publication Date: 05/07/2022 ISBN: 9781915068033 Category:
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Millstone Grit takes the form of a fifty mile walk through the West Riding and East Lancashire, exploring the industrial towns and moors. Glyn Hughes had grown up in the Cheshire countryside but on moving to the Pennines was deeply shocked by the impact of industry on the natural world; but over time he found beauty in its special landscapes and came to love the people who lived in them.

In Millstone Grit the author investigates the specific culture of place – with chapters on Methodism and the Luddites, interviewing a millworker, examining the awakening of an urban working-class consciousness. Hughes is always observant, careful, poetic and no-nonsense, this new edition will find readers keen to rediscover his vision of the north.

Publisher Review

'The best book I have read on the north of England.' Alan Sillitoe

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