Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives recreates everyday life for textile workers, canal boat families, coalminers, metal workers navvies and glassblowers using contemporary eyewitness accounts and interviews.
Sue Wilkes was born in Lancashire; she has lived in Cheshire since 1981. Sue read Physics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is a member of the Society of Authors. Her new book,' A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's England', will be published by Pen & Sword in October. Her next project is 'Regency Spies' for Pen & Sword's History imprint. Read Sue's blogs at http://suewilkes.blogspot.com/ and http://visitjaneaustensengland.blogspot.co.uk/
Sue's first book 'Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives' (History Press, 2008), recreates everyday life for working families in Victorian Lancashire during the Industrial Revolution. Her second book,'Regency Cheshire' (Robert Hale, 2009), tells the story of county life during the age of Beau Brummell, Walter Scott and Jane Austen. Her third book 'The Children History Forgot' (Robert Hale, 2011) explores children and young people's working lives during the late Georgian and Victorian eras.
Her most recent books,'Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood' (Pen & Sword, 2013), 'Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors'(Pen & Sword, 2012)and 'Tracing Your Canal Ancestors' (Pen & Sword, 2011) are guides for family historians.
Sue Wilkes writes for adults and children, and contributes regularly to magazines in the UK and USA. Her specialities are social and industrial history, literary history, and family history. Sue is also a creative writing tutor specialising in non-fiction. She is married, with two children. Sue is a Jane Austen fan. She loves country walks and exploring Britain's history.