A Family Welcome

WELCOME – ON BEHALF OF ROBERT RESCHID STANLEY’s FAMILY

‘HIS OWN MAN’ (HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY) HERE AS PAPERBACK AND HERE AS eBOOK

‘IMAGINING ROBERT’ (FICTION BASED ON ROBERT’S LIFE) HERE AS PAPERBACK AND HERE AS eBOOK


His life was shrouded in secrecy for 100 years. This is the story of Robert Stanley – working-class, northern man, who rose to become Mayor of Stalybridge and was one of the earliest recorded British converts to Islam.

Discover how his newly uncovered legacy celebrates our collective heritage.

*** VIEW THE LECTURE ON ROBERT ‘RESCHID’ STANLEY AT CAMBRIDGE MUSLIM COLLEGE HERE *** And see ‘Blog’ for more info,

VIEW THE LECTURE ON ROBERT RESCHID STANLEY AT CAMBRIDGE MUSLIM COLLEGE HERE – And see Blog pages for more info

Have  you seen our short trailer yet? View it here.

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See BLOG for recent WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE coverage and for reports of all the book tour dates so far

*** BOOK TALKS 2020 ***

All events are free unless specified – but for some you will need to reserve a seat/ticket. Book signings after talk

Failsworth – (Daisy Nook) Greater ManchesterTues 28th April, 10.30-11.30 am Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Stannybrook Rd, Failsworth, Oldham, M35 9WJ

Oldham – MACFest launch talk in OldhamSat 6th June – details TBC

Glossop – Monday 9th November, 10am – 12 at Glossop Guild

*** Get in touch with us if you would like a talk at your venue/ group ***

***** FOLLOW THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE DATES

CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT IN A REQUEST FOR A DATE *****

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BOOK TOUR DATES HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED AT:

Bradford Lit Festival – Sun 6 July (Now occurred – See Blog)
Ashton u Lyne – Sat 21 Sep (Now occurred – See Blog)
Manchester – Thurs 26 Sep (Now occurred – See Blog)
Stalybridge – Tues 1 Oct (Now occurred – See Blog)
Huddersfield – Sat 5 Oct (Now occurred – See Blog)
Dukinfield – Weds 9 Oct (Now occurred – See Blog)
Rochdale Literature Festival – Sun 20 Oct (Now occurred – See blog)
Bolton – TEDx Talk – Thurs 24 Oct (Now occurred – See blog)
Batley – Sat 26 Oct 2-3.30 Batley (Now occurred – See blog) 

Halifax – Tues 19 Oct 2-3.30 pm (Now occurred – See blog)

Cheetham Hill, Manchester – Sun 24 Nov (Now occurred – See blog)

MACFest 2020 – 12th January (Now occurred – See blog)

Tameside Family History Forum – 15th January (Now occurred – See blog)

Sale, Greater Manchester – Sunday 2 Feb (Now occurred – See blog)

Hale – Altrincham, Greater Manchester – Sat 22 Feb (Now occurred – See blog)

Cambridge Muslim College with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – Sat 14th March

 

POSTPONED due to Corono Virus

Tameside Archives (POSTPONED), Ashton under Lyne, ‘Creative Non-Fiction: Born from your Family History’ – Weds 18th March – FREE workshop – just yards away from where a young Robert Reschid – soon to be Mayor of Stalybridge – started work at the age of 10! Designed to inspire those who have interesting stories in their own family history and who think that they might work well in a ‘work of fiction’. We’ll use the book ‘Imagining Robert’ as an example of how we can go about this. Please book your place by calling the Archives 0161 342 4242 (not open Mon, Fri, Sun) ALL WELCOME and a terrific chance to get immersed in one of the best northern archival collections in the country.
Skipton, North Yorkshire (POSTPONED) – Thurs 26th March, 10 am 2020 – Skipton Library.
Huddersfield Lit Festival, (Marsden Library venue) West Yorkshire – Saturday 29th March (WORKSHOP FORMAT). Tickets various prices for the lit fest – book here
Hyde Library, Greater Manchester – (POSTPONED) Weds 1st April, 1.30-2.30pm

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