Author of historical fiction
"An outstanding author whose debut novel The Lead Miner’s Daughter is the most authentic historical novel I’ve read in a long long time." - Phil Mews, Author.
Margaret Manchester lives in County Durham, England, with her husband and two sons. She was born in Weardale and spent her childhood there.
Her research into family history showed many branches of her family had lived and worked in the area for centuries, and this sparked her interest in local history.
Whilst she studied local history and archaeology, Margaret worked as a guide at Killhope Lead Mining Museum. She was awarded a Masters degree in Archaeology from the University of Durham and then taught archaeology, local history and genealogy.
As well as writing, Margaret manages a family business; she is the chair of a charity that supports industrial heritage; and she enjoys spending time in her garden with her dogs.
As a teenager, Margaret was inspired by the works of Catherine Cookson and the Bronte sisters. Since then she has read much more widely, enjoying books by Philippa Gregory, Winston Graham and Patricia Cornwell, as well as many of the classics.
Her first novel 'The Lead Miner's Daughter' was published in 2018 and is an Amazon International #1 Bestseller.
The second novel 'Carved in Stone' was released in December 2019 and is an Amazon UK #1 Bestseller.
And the third 'Fractured Crystal' will be published in November 2020.