UP THE NORTH! Brian Groom and Kate Fox in conversation
28th April 2022
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Join Blackwell’s Bookshop for the launch of two brilliant new books which explore the history of the North and its people – Brian Groom’s Northerners and Kate Fox’s Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras
Brian Groom – Northerners: A History
This authoritative new history of place and people lays out the dramatic events that created the north – waves of migration, invasions and battles, and transformative changes wrought on European culture and the global economy. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from the earliest times to the present day, the book shows that the people of the north have shaped Britain and the world in unexpected ways.
Kate Fox – Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras
From rebels to writers, athletes to astronauts, join Kate Fox takes on an entertaining and eye-opening journey through the lives of these extraordinary women whose lives and achievements have too long been hidden.
From Cartimandua, the forgotten Iron Age Queen of the North, to Woodbine-smoking football player Lily Parr, Kate with her trademark wit and sense of fun, shows how these astonishing trailblazers laid the ground for modern stars from Victoria Wood to Little Mix. Nicola Adams, Betty Boothroyd and Helen Sharman all have these unsung northern champions to thank for paving their way.
Funny, enlightening and a call to arms, it’s perfect for a nation ready to rediscover its hidden heroes.
Doors: 6.30, event starts: 6.45
Tickets are £3 or free when purchasing a copy of either book, both will also be available to purchase on the night and Brian and Kate will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact Blackwell’s Bookshop on 0161 274 3331 or email@example.com and they can arrange this for you.