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The Peterloo Affair: A Tale of the St. Peter's Field Massacre

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Young Joan Wright knows exactly what she wants. To escape from domestic drudgery in her poor Lancashire village with her friend Marcie, and to make their living through their healing skills. They have sworn to keep well away from men.

But when roving, magnetic Waterloo veteran Seàn McGilroy comes back to the village, Joan is drawn to him, for all his repuation as a philande
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Maurice Arh
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Peterloo Affair is an inside view of the lead up to the Peterloo Massacre told through the eyes of a young woman, Joan. The heart of the story turns on the tensions generated within her as she chaffs at the restrictions placed on people of her age and gender, while at the same time feeling solidarity with her community and the hardships that are being imposed on them by a changing world. The mood of rebellion in the village is echoed by her own instinct for rebellion as she struggles to work ...more
Mari Biella
I should start this review with a rather shamefaced little admission: prior to reading this novel, I had only the vaguest notion of what the Peterloo Massacre was, how it came about, and what it signified. Such, arguably, is the nature of state education in Britain... After reading The Peterloo Affair, however, I finally did a little research which confirmed that, yes, the lack of attention paid to this historical event by the National Curriculum is, to say the least, a little odd. Peterloo was ...more
Jessica
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a historically based book focusing in on the lives of the average/below wealthy families leading up to the Peterloo Massacre, mixed with a romance story. The author did a great job telling the story and letting the reader feel how difficult life could have been during those times. Although the "accent" of a few supporting characters, with the broken English, could be difficult to follow, I would definitely recommend this book a read.
Rob Wingfield
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly researched romance leading up to the shameful attack on peaceful peasant protesters in St Peter’s Fields, Manchester.
I was fortunate to get an advance copy, and really enjoyed it. While the recent film is more sensationalist, The Peterloo Affair goes behind the scenes and views the whole debacle from the human side, through the eyes of Joan Wright, who falls in love with the rogue, Sean McGilroy, and then experiences the tragedy first hand.
The reader is transported back to August 18
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Lucinda Elliot is a three times winner of the B.R.A.G medallion for outstanding fiction, for 'That Scoundrel Emile Dubois' 'Ravensdale' and their sequel 'Where Worlds Meet'.
She loves writing Gothic style stories, which isn't surprising because she was brought up in a series of great old isolated houses about England and Wales which her parents were refurbishing (it wasn't so fashionable back then
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