6th - 22nd October 2017

Literary Tour

Northern Classics Literary Coach Tour - 2013

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2013

Sunday

11.00am

until 4.00pm

Photo of Murrays Mill, a large industrial brick mill in Ancoats and the setting for several literary booksMurrays Mill, Ancoats

View of a factory clad street in AncoatsNorthern Classics Lit Tour

coachJon Atkin

  • Photo of Murrays Mill, a large industrial brick mill in Ancoats and the setting for several literary books
  • View of a factory clad street in Ancoats
  • coach

Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton, Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole and Howard Spring's Fame is the Spur are all set in Manchester. But where in the city did the action take place? And where did locally born authors Anthony Burgess and Thomas De Quincey find their inspiration? We will visit the great locations of Mancunian literary lore: Hanky Park, Coketown, the site of the Peterloo massacre, Xaverian College (where Anthony Burgess read his samizdat copy of Ulysses) and Louis Golding's Magnolia Street, with a break at the sumptuous Portico Library half way.

Meet outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, Portland Street. Food not provided; please bring a packed lunch.