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Charles Dickens in Manchester with New Manchester Walks

We remember the best of times, the worst of times.
14th October 2017 11am 
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.  venue link
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Come and join in, it’s absolutely FREE! Here at Social Circle we make it our business to offer you the best of what Manchester has to offer. Our selection of walks enable you to to come along and explore this great city, and meet new people in Manchester along the way.

Bleak House starts with a one-word sentence: “London”. Charles Dickens probably considered starting “Hard Times” with a similar one-word sentence: “Manchester”, except that he hedged his bets by calling his mythical Northern city “Coketown”.

Nevertheless the great novelist spent much time in Manchester, appearing at The Athenaeum and Free Trade Hall, and hanging loose with Harrison Ainsworth.

We remember the best of times, the worst of times.

* The walk is taking place during the Manchester Literature Festival and includes a visit to the Portico Library. It is led by Ed Glinert, Penguin author and editor of Penguin Classics’ Sherlock Holmes stories.

*Please check website for updated times and meeting points as they are subject to change*

 
It's a great way to enjoy the kind of in-depth conversation with someone you'd never have on a Friday or Saturday night
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