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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: The Whispering Road by Livi Michael

Adele Geras, reviewing The Whispering Road by Livi Michael, especially appreciates the novel's description of Manchester in the 1830s:

Manchester nowadays looks and feels like a European city. I've lived there since 1967 and we have outdoor caf?s in the summer, Harvey Nicks and Selfridges, the Curry Mile, the best Chinese restaurants. One of the best things about Michael's novel is the picture she paints of Manchester in the 1830s: dirty, smoky, busy manufacturing for a world market while the poor lived crowded into filthy cellars. It's fascinating to register the differences. Deansgate, where it was not uncommon to find hundreds living in one building, is now home to Waterstone's and Daisy and Tom. The Portico, a library in the 1830s, is a library to this day.

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