Iain Manson

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Iain Manson

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in Haverfordwest, Wales, The United Kingdom



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Iain Manson has written for publications on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has included articles on sport, exploration, astronomy and military history, and has appeared in The Guardian, History Today, Astronomy Now, The Geographical, The Countryman and many other places.

His first book, The Lion and the Eagle, tells the story of the notorious Sayers-Heenan prize fight of 1860:

"Absorbing." The Independent

"An electrifying account of the early days of prize fighting." The Morning Star

"Manson's account buzzes and fizzes with vitality." The Independent on Sunday

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The Happiest Days

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The Lion and the Eagle

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A Christmas Dirge

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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The Happiest Days (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: The Happiest Days is a comic romp through the England of half a century ago, seen through the eyes of a schoolboy. Chapter 9, entitled Scandal, is set in 1963. Thirteen-year-old Tom Cardwell and his best friend Bruce Pendleton, fearing that they might not be allowed to buy one, plan to steal a girlie magazine from a local newsagent's.

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