In 1819, sixty thousand people gathered in St Peter’s Field, Manchester, to protest for parliamentary reform. Industrialisation had transformed a city of skilled tradespeople into factory workers, tariffs on imported grain kept food prices high, and few were eligible to vote. Although the protest was peaceful, local magistrates sent in the Yeomen and the Hussars who killed approximately eleven p ... (read more)
Pip Smith was named a 2018 SMH Best Young Novelist for her début novel Half Wild. She won the inaugural Helen Ann Bell award for her first poetry collection, Too Close for Comfort.