Author set to lift the lid on the secrets of St Andrews

February 23 2018

Michael Manson, local author and historian, will be speaking about pre-Victorian St Andrews and how the present Victorian suburb came to be laid out and built.

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Michael Manson, local author and historian, will be speaking about pre-Victorian St Andrews and how the present Victorian suburb came to be laid out and built. 

The public event is organised by Friends of Bishopston Library and takes place on Thursday March 1 at Bishopston Library on Gloucester Road.

 Michael has lived in St Andrews for thirty years, but  it was during a wet August and a golden September that he took a daily early morning walk round St Andrews to see what he could uncover. He was surprised at how much he found, revealing a history dating back hundreds of years. 

His talk will appeal to people living locally who want to find out more about where they live, but also to anyone interested in history and how Bristol developed.

His book The Hidden History of St Andrews  will be on sale. He is also the author of several other books on Bristol – including: Bristol Beyond the Bridge; Riot! and (with co-author Edson Burton) Vice and Virtue – A History of Old Market. 

His cult novel Where’s My Money? was chosen by BBC TV as one of their ‘Books that Made Britain’.

Tickets cost £3 at the library or online: www.bishopstonlibrary.org.uk

There will be a cash bar with fruit juices, coffee, and tea. Doors open at 7pm.