New ‘Allen Clarke’ out soon!

Allen Clarke Resurrected!

A new and completely updated edition of my book on Allen Clarke – ‘Allen Clarke (Teddy Ashton) Lancashire’s Romantic Radical’ will be back from the printers next week. It has lots of new material and a completely new chapter on his railway writings…(‘Teddy Ashton Takes the Train’)

Clarke (1863-1935) was one of Lancashire’s most prolific writers, producing over 20 novels, selling hundreds of thousands of his dialect sketches, as well as political and philosophical works. This working class lad born in Daubhill deserves to be better known.

I’m holding off a public launch until early September to let things settle down in terms of Covid. But there will be advance copies available at a special price of £15, with free local delivery (by bike) around Bolton, or add £3 on for postage. Please enquire for overseas rates.

You can pay cash on delivery, post a cheque or pay by bank transfer:

Dr P S Salveson (it’s a personal account)

Sort code: 53-61-07

Account: 23448954

Don’t forget to email me with your address details!

Cheques to: 109 Harpers Lane, Bolton BL1 6HU

I should be able to start sending copies out from July 1st. Let mne know if you’d like them signing and/or dedicating (and to whom)


By Paul Salveson

Paul was born in Bolton in 1952, one day before the Harrow and Wealdstone rail disaster. He has had a varied career, mostly to do with railways, mixed in with adult education, journalism, politics and community development. After a 25 year exile he is back home in Bolton. He is a visiting professor at the Universities of Bolton and Huddersfield and chairs South East Lancs Community Rail Partnership

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