6th - 22nd October 2017

Literary Tour Literary Tour

Thomas De Quincey’s Manchester

Guided Walk with Ed Glinert

  • 9
  • Oct

2013

Wednesday

4.30pm

until 6.30pm

Tour guide Ed Glinert waxing lyrical to a bunch of walkers on his tourEd Glinert

  • Tour guide Ed Glinert waxing lyrical to a bunch of walkers on his tour

Born in a hotel on Cross Street in 1785, Thomas De Quincey is one of the greatest local born writers in Manchester history. He came from a wealthy family but ended up on the streets of London’s West End as a penniless drug addict, an experience that inspired his most famous work, Confessions of An English Opium Eater. In Manchester he ran away from the Grammar School, visited the Portico Library and mourned at family graves at St Ann’s Church. Retrace De Quincey’s wayward steps with local tour guide Ed Glinert.