Check out this Wigan-based novel

Started by: JR (253)

Anyone interested in an excellent novel linked with Wigan should check out ‘Rose’ by Martin Cruz Smith. He is typically identified as a thriller writer, but ‘Rose’ is a kind of love story with a bit of investigative adventure thrown in. Cruz Smith came to Wigan to research our history and find his inspiration. Accordingly there are many references to landmarks and events, all assembled with artistic license to provide a very good story, particularly for Wiganers.

Started: 21st Mar 2021 at 17:53

Posted by: bravo (3085)

read the novel quite a few years ago,

any miner from the past would enjoy the reading.

can remember if it was bryn colliery.

Replied: 1st May 2021 at 06:53

Posted by: JR (253)

The colliery is inspired by the Maypole Colliery disaster; although it is given a different name. However, he uses the name Maypole for one of the characters.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 13:43


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