Some Histories of the Sheffield Flood 1864

‘I’d heard all sorts of good things about Rob Hindle’s Some Histories Of The Sheffield Flood, 1864, all of them justified, as it turned out… he gave a reading that was dramatic without being gimmicky. The contrast between the bald facts of the tragedy, taken from official accounts, and the more human stories behind them, made for a real tension. And for all that it’s dealing with gritty social history, Hindle’s poetry is lyrical and, occasionally, heartbreaking… a superb mixture of real history and poetry, with an accumulation of detail being used to excellent effect.’

– Matt Merritt, Polyolbion

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