Rediscovering the long-lost memoir of a Manchester bookseller

'It was a miserable and insecure existence'

Dear members — today we have a lovely story about Manchester’s past. It’s about James Weatherley, a man who sold books in front of the Exchange and on St Peter’s Square, and whose little-known memoir offers a very unusual window into life here during the Industrial Revolution.

Mollie’s piece is also about the two men at Chetham’s Library who have dedicat…

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