Fiction, memoir, and travel writing from the industrial era

Place explored through a personal selection of the lives, novels, art, architecture, poetry and history inspired by England's industrial era.​

Industrial Maturity and Decline

‘Think what Dundee would have been without Jute, or Manchester and Liverpool without cotton. But for coal and Iron our cities might still have walls around them.’ (Beryl Bainbridge 1984)

Industrial Infancy