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A Fleet Street in Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900,

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Author Talk and Q&A
Wednesday 23 January 2019
6pm - 8pm

This major new book on how Victorian newspaper readers used the local press in their lives is based on a case study of Preston.

"Beautifully written and skilfully argued, Andrew Hobbs's book makes a significant contribution to the study of the Victorian newspaper and periodical press. He reminds us that readers—the ordinary working people whose mindset historians care about—looked to the journalism of their local communities. The book also contributes to a broader social and cultural historiography—not only of Preston but of the whole concept of 'locality' and communication in Britain's nineteenth century." — Prof. Leslie Howsam, University of Windsor.

 

Tickets to the talk are free but must be pre-booked here on Eventbrite

 

 Dr Andrew Hobbs is a journalism lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, and a former local journalist.

 This event is supported by the University of Central Lancashire.

 

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