by Helen Shacklady

This new publication by Helen Shacklady charts the development of Ulverston not in isolation but through the prism of British History.  We see how the character and identity of the town has emerged from the effect of its geography and the influence of  political and social events far beyond its boundaries. The reader is taken on an incredible whistle-stop-tour of British history so that Ulverston’s place in that history can be fully comprehended.  The author is not afraid to question accepted theories or to poke a bit of fun at some of the more curious goings-on in our nation’s past.

Helen Shacklady.  Helen has been interested in history from an early age having read Medieval and Middle Eastern history as part of her degree.  She comes from a Lancashire family and has lived in Cumbria for over half her life.  She has worked in universities and the book trade and is the author of five published novels. Helen lives in Ulverston where she owns and run the Bookshack in Ulverston Market.  She  is active in several Ulverston voluntary bodies, enjoys getting involved in events such as the Lantern Festival and is a fair weather allotment gardener.

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Handstand Press (3 Mar. 2016)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957660946
  • 206 Pages. 50 illustrations in full colour.  70 illustrations black and white.
You can meet Helen Shacklady any time and purchase the book from her at the Bookshack bookstall in Ulverston Indoor Market, during shop opening hours in Ulverston (shops are closed on Wednesdays). It will also be available at Suttons Bookshop, 48 Market Street and can be ordered from any good bookshop and from the publisher Handstand Press