A talk by Terence Woolley on Thursday 23rd August at 7.30pm
‘What buys a king’s shilling?’ is the enigmatic title of a new fast-moving novel by Terence Woolley, set in Nottingham during the time of Napoleon.
Our likeable hero, Sergeant Joshua Kerry, returns from India to the town of his birth just as the Luddite riots are breaking out. His family are framework knitters and he finds himself torn between loyalty to them and his duty to uphold the law. The reader is given a vivid picture of Nottingham and its surrounding villages at a time of great social turmoil.
Terence Woolley, himself Nottingham born and bred, left a career in computer systems to give free rein to his passion for writing. He is coming to the Framework Knitters Museum to talk about how and why the book came about – his research and sources, as well as the background causes and outcomes of the Luddite activities.
The event takes place on Thursday 23rd August at 7.30pm in the former Methodist Chapel on Chapel Street, opposite the main Museum site.
Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Museum or by phoning 0115 984 5375.
Terence’s book is on sale in the Museum shop and a signed copy will be raffled on the night.