Au­thor’s sell-out talk on life at The Mill

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LI­BRARY vis­i­tors en­joyed meet­ing an au­thor who spoke about his book which tells the story of mill chil­dren.

Au­thor David Han­son dis­cussed his book, The Chil­dren of the Mill, at Bolling­ton Li­brary.

The novel fo­cuses on the lives of the young ap­pren­tices who used to work at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal through the 19th cen­tury.

It aims to cre­ate a pic­ture of fac­tory life dur­ing the in­dus­trial revo­lu­tion and the work­ing con­di­tions for Vic­to­rian chil­dren.

It in­cludes let­ters, di­aries and mill records, to tell their sto­ries.

The book co­in­cides with the tele­vi­sion se­ries The Mill, which is about 19th cen­tury mill work­ers at Quarry Bank.

The au­thor’s visit and book sign­ing event sold out.

Ali­son Whit­bread, se­nior li­brary as­sis­tant, said: “It was very well at­tended, with all 30 tick­ets taken.

“There was an en­thu­si­as­tic au­di­ence and peo­ple asked lots of ques­tions.

“David spoke a lit­tle about how he be­came an au­thor and his life in tele­vi­sion.

“He then spoke about his book, the re­search he did for it and the tie-in to the tele­vi­sion se­ries.

“All feed­back was very pos­i­tive, with some say­ing he had in­spired them to do re­search them­selves.”

Re­fresh­ments were served at the li­brary while David did some book sign­ing.

Bolling­ton Li­brary runs weekly chil­dren’s Rhymetime ses­sions for un­der fives to en­joy sto­ries and singing on Wed­nes­day and Fri­days, from 10am to 10.30am.

Call the li­brary on 01625 378266.

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