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- DescriptionA meticulously researched, semi-fictionalised account the Mauricewood pit disaster near Edinburgh of 1889 related by seven year-old Martha and her step-mother Jess. Their accounts are given in the aftermath of the death of Martha's father and 62 others in the accident.With many of the miners families left destitute, the women of Mauricewood undertake a campaign for compensation and justice against the criminally negligent pit owners with key figures of the day, such as Keir Hardie and William Gladstone, playing roles in the cause celebre. Alexander mixes historical fact and compelling fiction to create a gripping historical drama with a strong political resonance.
- Author BiographyDorothy Alexander is a writer and creative writing tutor living in the south of Scotland with an interest in experimental poetry and fiction in English and Scots. She has a Masters in Creative Writing and PhD from the University of Glasgow and won the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition. She is widely anthologised.
- Author(s)Dorothy Alexander
- PublisherFreight Books
- Date of Publication15/01/2016
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationGlasgow
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFreight Books
- Weight227 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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