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Kit Habianic

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Kit's journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Times, Marie Claire (US), and Time Out and in trade titles in Europe and the Middle East.
Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies and literary magazines and made the shortlist for the Willesden Herald short story prize.
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The Battle of Orgreave

This autumn the UK government ruled out holding an independent enquiry into claims of police brutality during the so-called Battle of Orgreave, a milestone during the year-long miners' strike. This scene from Until Our Blood is Dry takes us back to that blazing hot day in Yorkshire, and to the medieval-style battle that followed.





Until Our Blood is Dry

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Published on November 06, 2016 12:53 Tags: battle, coal, fiction, miners, novel, orgreave, pits, scargill, strike, thatcher, wales, yorkshire
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“Time passed like the Sahara seeping through an hourglass.”
Kit Habianic, Until Our Blood is Dry

“Beneath Albright’s office, the colliery sprawled across the hillside, red brick buildings scattered as though hurled from a great height, a hotchpotch of mismatched structures spattered on the valley floor. At the bottom stood the winding house, wheels motionless, above it, the engineering sheds and workshops, canteen and bath house. All lay empty. No buzz and hum of machinery. No voices raised in laughter or dispute. Gwyn found it unsettling: his lads had been out a month and a half and already the power had drained from the place. In the stillness, he caught the echo of footsteps. The crunch of boots on gravel. Generations of long-gone Pritchards clocking in and out. He was bound to Blackthorn by the coal that clogged his veins and by a bond of duty. The strike left him as diminished as his pit, day dragging after idle day.”
Kit Habianic, Until Our Blood is Dry

“The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.”
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“Beneath Albright’s office, the colliery sprawled across the hillside, red brick buildings scattered as though hurled from a great height, a hotchpotch of mismatched structures spattered on the valley floor. At the bottom stood the winding house, wheels motionless, above it, the engineering sheds and workshops, canteen and bath house. All lay empty. No buzz and hum of machinery. No voices raised in laughter or dispute. Gwyn found it unsettling: his lads had been out a month and a half and already the power had drained from the place. In the stillness, he caught the echo of footsteps. The crunch of boots on gravel. Generations of long-gone Pritchards clocking in and out. He was bound to Blackthorn by the coal that clogged his veins and by a bond of duty. The strike left him as diminished as his pit, day dragging after idle day.”
Kit Habianic, Until Our Blood is Dry

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