Margaret goes by book for Massacre

A Fleetwood author has found a new online publisher for two of her books which had gone out of print.

Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 3:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 4:03 pm
Author Margaret Blake

Back in the 1970s Margaret Blake, now aged 77, wrote two novels about the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester - the Peterloo Weaver and the Peterloo Inheritance.

The incident occurred at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

It resulted in 15 people being killed and hundreds injured.

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Margaret is originally from Manchester but has lived in Fleetwood for 27 years, researched the background and then wrote fictional tales around real-life events.

She said: “My former publisher went out of business and the two books have now been taken up by a firm called Endeavour Press and are for sale on Amazon.

“Next year will be the 200th anniversary of the riots.”