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Greater Manchester

Adrian Bell (1901-1980), born October 4th at Birch Avenue, Old Trafford, Manchester, thence to London

Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) illustrations are widespread in books and magazines. Several of his books and paintings are at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, and another painting is at the Manchester City Art Gallery: for more information visit Manchester Galleries

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Manchester 1832. 84 Plymouth Grove was the home of Elizabeth Gaskell from 1850-65, and of her family unti1 1913, the house has very important literary associations, not only with her own work (most of which was written during that period), but because of the other writers who visited her there, including Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontė. Wrote Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life, as a result of the sights she saw as a minister's wife, published in 1848

Winston Graham (1910-2003) born Victoria Park, Manchester, June 30th, 1910. Spent first years in Manchester till father had stroke and the family left for Perranporth in Cornwall.

George Macdonald (1824-1905) In need of financial support for his growing family and still determined to continue preaching, MacDonald moved to Manchester, where his brother Charles lived. Lived in Manchester 54-57 Manchester, Radnor Street, 3 Camp Terrace, Lower Broughton, Renshaw Street

George Orwell (Eric Blair) (1903-1950) Local folk still recall how Orwell, when he arrived in Wigan, at first lodged with John and Lily Anderton at 72 Warrington Road, but moved because their house was insufficiently sordid.

Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) worked with the Manchester Guardian, as foreign correspondent.


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