On Christmas Night in 1881, John Manley, a poor son of Irish immigrants living in the slums of Leeds, was fatally stabbed in a drunken quarrel. A few generations later, author Catherine Czerkawska began to tease out the truth behind her great great uncle’s death. Catherine will speak about the fascinating but harrowing process of researching and writing her new book, uncovering tragedy, injustice and heartbreak, especially for the women, whom history had long silenced.
Subject matter not suitable for young children. Age 12+ advisory.